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:

Foster Care Adoption Training Dates


October 6, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 13, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 20, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Children's Home Society of Virginia Richmond Office, 4200 Fitzhugh Ave, RVA, 23230

If you are interested in adopting an older child from foster care through Children’s Home Society, you must complete a state mandated pre-service training. Children’s Home Society offers Educating Strong Families: Foster Care Adoption Core Training several times a year. The October 2018 training course consists of three Saturday sessions on October 6, 13, and 20. Each class will be held from 9-3 at our Richmond office.

Applicants must attend each of the three sessions and training must be completed before families can request a home study. Pre-service training covers topics such as trauma, attachment, brain development, parenting skills, and how to navigate the foster system. The classes will be taught by CHS social workers and other speakers.

The cost of the training is $150.00 per person and an orientation is required prior to registration. Please RSVP by October 1st.

Please contact CHS Training and Community Engagement Manager Lauren Weidner or 804-353-0191 x330 for more information.