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Director of Juvenile Services
Jana D. Carter 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist 
 Kimberly Reynolds 

Youth Development Specialist 
Kelly Mathis  

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 Servicesare 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,
Apr. 15-May 20,
6:30-8 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
 

Summer 2015

To be determined

$50 per family

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

CLASSES FOR PARENTS OF ADOLESCENTS 

Active Parenting of Teens: 

A Powerful Program for Parents of Teenagers and ‘Tweens 

A comprehensive parenting class for parenting teenagers and 'tweens. This program will give parents confidence and courage to meet the challenges (and savor the joys) of their children's teen years.

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

Fall 2015 To be determined $50

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

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

PARENTING CLASSES FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS 

ADHD: A Parent's Tool Kit 

This one-day seminar 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 

Tuesday,
Apr. 21
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Pkwy., Chesterfield

$20 per family and bring your own lunch or add additional $10 per person to registration fee and select two lunch options per person from registration form

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, 
Jun. 1 & 8 
2:15p.m.-4:15p.m. 

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

Mondays,
Nov. 2 & 9,
2:15p.m.-4:15p.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.

Contact instructor for more information

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

$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

Registration form 

Contact instructor for more information

To be determined

$20 per child

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

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.

Summer 2015

Chesterfield County Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway,
Chesterfield

$20

Sherry Callear
804-717-6404
callears@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

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

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