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Director of Juvenile Services
Jana D. Carter 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Sharyl Adams 

Youth Development Specialist 
Kelly Mathis  

Youth Development Specialist
Carol Szakmary 

Administrative Secretary
Patty Glazier 

Mailing Address
Chesterfield County Youth Planning and Development
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Street Address
9700 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 

Phone Numbers
(804) 796-7100
(804) 748-1099 (Fax)

Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

 
Youth Planning and Development
Parenting Education Classes

Classes are listed in order from infants through teens, classes for special categories (such as ADHD) are listed last. Information about parent support groups and other resources for parents are provided following the parenting classes listings. (Fees for classes offered by Prevention Services are negotiable) 

CLASS TITLE 
DESCRIPTION 
SCHEDULE 
LOCATION 
FEE 
CONTACT 
CLASSES FOR PARENTS OF NEWBORNS THROUGH PRESCHOOLERS 
Getting to Know Your Young Child 

This class is for parents who want to learn more about the basic needs of young children, learning through play, handling challenging behaviors, child development, and how to parent secure and confident children.

This class is offered by Prevention Services, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services

 Registration Form 

Wednesdays,
April 23-June 11, 2014
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m

Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd. Chesterfield 

$50 per family

Teresa Stehle 
804-717-6546 
stehlet@chesterfield.gov 

Robin Jones
804-717-6540
jonesr@chesterfield.gov 
CLASSES FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLER/EARLY ELEMENTARY 
Coping with Your Child's Behavior:

Preschool/Early Elementary Years
 

This behaviorally focused class for parents combines short lectures, group discussions and demonstrations to teach the most effective strategies for handling typical preschool/early elementary behavior. The emphasis is on practical approaches

This class is offered by Prevention Services, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services

Registration Form
 

Tuesdays,
Jan 28-Mar 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield $50 per family

Whitney Kern
804-717-6547
kernk@chesterfield.gov 

CLASSES FOR PARENTS OF ADOLESCENTS 
Parenting Your Young Adolescent:

The Jekyll and Hyde Years
 

This course is for parents of early adolescents, 10-15 years old. Development, effective communication, relationship enhancement, conflict reduction and behavior management are emphasized.

This class is offered by Prevention Services, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services

Registration Form 

Mondays, 
Mar 10 - April 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. 

Salem Church Middle School, 9700 Salem Church Road, N. Chesterfield  

 $55 Karl Kalber
804-717-6635
kalberk@chesterfield.gov 

Ashley Rogers
804-717-6739
rogersa@chesterfield.gov  

PARENTING CLASSES FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS 

ADHD: A Parent's Tool Kit 

This course for parents or caregivers of elementary-school-aged children with ADHD offers participants tools to help in raising their children. Topics include talking to children about ADHD, helping children develop positive behaviors and decrease negative behaviors, teaching children to manage their feelings, and supporting children in being successful at school.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk with other parents about common concerns in an informal atmosphere.

This class is offered by Prevention Services, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services

Registration Form 

Thursdays,
Mar 20-May 1
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Thomas Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road, N. Chesterfield   $50

Sherry Callear
804-717-6404
callears@chesterfield.gov 

 

Living Apart… Parenting Together 

This class focuses on how parents of children up to age 18 can assist their children when parents no longer live together.

This class is offered by Prevention Services, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services

Registration Form

 Mondays, 
Apr 7 & 14
2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Mondays,
June 2 & 9
2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
 
 Chesterfield County Juvenile Domestic and Relations Court, Public meeting room $30 Millicent Brickle
804-768-7212
bricklem@chesterfield.gov 
CLASSES FOR COUPLES 
For Better or For Worse:

A Course for Couples
 

This class teaches couples how to improve their communication, how to reduce arguments and resolve conflict, how to solve problems as a team, and how to keep fun and intimacy an important part of their relationship.

"Call Instructor for More Information"

To be determined

$50 per couple Robin Jones
804-717-6540
jonesr@chesterfield.gov 
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN 
Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Separation 

This educational group is for rising first graders through rising fifth graders whose parents are divorced or separated.

The group addresses common struggles children face when their parents live in separate homes, such as identifying feelings, and developing coping and problem-solving skills.

This class is offered by Prevention Services, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services

Call Instructor For More Information To be Determined $20 per child

Ginger Dotter
804-768-7747
dotterg@chesterfield.gov 

ADHD: Skill-Building and Support Group  

This class is for rising second-grade through rising eighth-grade students. The children must have a diagnosis of ADHD/ADD to attend the class.

This group will help children better understand ADHD/ADD and develop skills for success. Topics include getting organized, staying focused, thinking before acting, and managing feelings.

To be determined Chesterfield County Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway,
Chesterfield
$20

Sherry Callear
804-717-6404
callears@chesterfield.gov  
 

REACT-Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence Group 

This is a group for rising first-graders through rising fifth-graders who have at some time witnessed emotional or physical abuse of a parent.

The children will learn skills for dealing with strong feelings, effective problem-solving and handling stress in a positive way. An initial meeting with parents is required before the child may attend the group. 

Call Instructor For More Information

To be determined

Free

Ginger Dotter
804-768-7747
dotterg@chesterfield.gov