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Executive Director, Community Services Board
Debbie Burcham

E-Mail
Community Services Board 

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1227
TDD (804) 768-7200
FAX (804) 768-9283

Crisis Intervention
24 Hours/Day
(804) 748-6356
 


Hours
8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday

Mailing Address
PO Box 92
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0092

Street Address
6801 Lucy Corr Boulevard
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Mental Health Support Services
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, 
June 7-July 12
6:30-8p.m.

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

$50 per family

Sonya Allen
804-717-6546
allensl@chesterfield.gov 

Ashley Rogers
804-717-6739
rogersa@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,
Feb. 7-Mar. 28
6:30-8 p.m.



 

Southside Church of the Nazarene,
6851 Courthouse Rd., Chesterfield

$50 per family

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

CLASSES FOR PARENTS OF ADOLESCENTS 

The Jekyll and Hyde Years: 

Parenting Your Young Adolescent 

This class is designed for parents of middle schoolers (ages 10-15), emphasizes understanding teenage development, improving the parent-child relationship, reducing conflicts and setting limits. The goal is to reduce stress and conflict between the child and the parent while promoting a well-adjusted adolescent. Participants have ample time for practicing skills and discussing their concerns. A parent-resource manual is provided.

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

Registration 

Tuesdays
Feb. 21-Mar. 21 
6-8 p.m.
 

To be determined

$50 per family

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

PARENTING CLASSES FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS 

ADHD: A Parent's Tool Kit 

This class 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 

Contact instructor for more information

To be determined
 

$50 per family

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

 

Living Apart… Parenting Together 

This two-session class, which is mandated under the Virginia code sections 16.1-278.15 and 20-103 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 
Feb 6 & 13
2:15 - 4:15p.m.


Mondays
June 5 & 12
2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Chesterfield County Juvenile Domestic and Relations Court, Public meeting room
 

$50 per person

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.

Registration Form 

Tuesdays
Feb 7-28
6:30 - 8 p.m.
 

To be determined

$50 per couple

Robin Jones
804-717-6540
jonesr@chesterfield.gov 

Sonya Allen
804-717-6546
allensl@chesterfield.gov
 

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN 

Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Separation 

This educational group is for third through fifth grade students 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

Registration form 

“Contact Instructor For More Information”

To be determined

$20 per child

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

Rebecca Campbell
804-717-6635
campbellr@chesterfield.gov 

ADHD: Skill-Building and Support Group  

This group is for only second-grade through fifth-grade students. The children must have received a primary diagnosis of ADHD/ADD from a physician 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.

Registration Form 

Summer 2017

 

To be determined

$20 per family

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

Robin Jones
804-717-6540
jonesr@chesterfield.gov  

Stress Busters for Kids 

This educational group for rising third-grade through rising fifth-grade students will address the common struggles children face when dealing with stress and anxiety. During the group, children will learn how to identify their feelings; understand how strong feelings affect thoughts and behaviors; use effective techniques to manage stress, anxiety and problem solve. 

“Contact Instructor For More Information”

To be determined

$20 per child

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