CHS ADOPTIVE PARENT Skill-Building Group


October 25, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

November 1, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

November 8, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

November 15, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: CHS Richmond 4200 Fitzhugh Avenue Richmond, VA 23230

Children’s Home Society of Virginia invites adoptive parents and parents with an adoptive placement to join us for a 4 week group that tackles the challenges that often face families parenting hurt children. Participants will get to learn new material, work with our trauma-informed & adoption-competent staff to incorporate this information into your family, and gain the support and knowledge of other adoptive families.

Parents are expected to attend all 4 sessions. Please register later than October 22nd.


Training materials and dinner will be provided.

Child care will also be available during these trainings. Dinner will be provided for the children and teens as well as adoption-focused and skill-building activities. All youth will be supervised by trained staff and volunteers

TO REGISTER: Space is limited for both adults and children, please contact Lauren Weidner to register:

Interventions for Parenting Trauma-Exposed Children


November 10, 2018 9:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Children's Home Society of Virginia Fredericksburg, 4701 Market Street, Suite F, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

CHS invites foster and adoptive parents to attend an interactive training that offers an overview of concepts from the TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development.

Attendees will learn:

  • How trauma impacts brain development and triggers “survival mode” in your child
  • Practical tools for building a safe, trusting relationship with your child
  • Methods for teaching your child’s brain new skills such as self-regulation and social competence
  • Helpful interventions for preventing and managing behavioral episodes
  • The importance of adult attachment style when working with children of trauma


$50 per attendee
Payable on the date of training
Lunch is provided

Participants will leave with a copy of The Connected Child by Dr. David Cross and Dr. Karyn Purvis

To register for this training, please RSVP to Lauren Weidner – by Monday, November 5th, 2018