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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
Monday
8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday-Thursday
8 am – 9 pm
Friday
8 am – 5 pm
 

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

Upcoming Parenting classes, Youth Groups and Community Education Courses

Description

Classes are listed in order from Parent classes, Youth Groups and Community Education. All facilitated by Prevention Services  

Registration

  • Space is limited, and registration will be first-come/first-served.
  • Print and mail in Registration Form (forms linked with classes) or contact Millicent Brickle at 804-768-7212.
  • Completed paperwork & payment due within 3 business days before scheduled start date, unless you have spoken to Millicent Brickle or class instructor. 
  • Classes take place at various locations in Chesterfield. Seating is limited; pre- registration required.

Class Fee

Fees for classes offered by Prevention Services are negotiable, except for Living Apart. Parenting Together and The Business of Co-Parenting classes.

Payments 

  • Payment is due prior to class.
  • Check or money order made out to “Treasurer of Chesterfield County”.
  • Cash and Credit Card payments can be done in person, by appointment only with Millicent Brickle.
  • There will be a $50.00 return check fee, payable in check/money order/cashier’s check.

Cancellation/Refunds 

To receive a full refund, requests must be submitted one week prior to class. Allow 8 weeks to process refund.  

Please Note: NO refunds for “No Shows”.

Contact Millicent Brickle or call 804-768-7212 for a refund request.  


Prevention Services, Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services Presents:

Parent Education

Getting to Know Your Young Child (newborns through preschoolers) 

Fall 2018
Location to be advised 

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.

Class fee: $50 per family; registration form.
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Coping with Your Child’s Behavior: Preschool/Early Elementary Years 

Tuesdays, July 10-August 8 (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Rd., 23832  

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.

Class fee: $50 per family; registration form.
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Active Parenting of Tweens and Teens 

Thursday, July 12-August 16 (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., 23831  

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.

Class fee: $50 per family; registration form .
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Living Apart. Parenting Together. (4-hour course) 

Mondays, Aug. 13 and 20 or Oct. 29 and Nov 5 (2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.)
Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse, Public meeting room  

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.

Class fee: $50 per person; registration form.
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212


Youth Groups

ADHD: Skill-Building and Support Group 

Mondays, July 9-30 (1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
North Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Rd., 23236  

For rising second-grade through fifth-grade students.

  • 1-1:45p.m.- rising second and third-graders.
  • 2-2:45p.m.- fourth and fifth graders.
  • 3-3:45p.m.-Rising middle schoolers

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.

Class fee: $20 per child; registration form.
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Separation 

Summer 2019
Location to be advised  

An educational group for second, third, and fourth 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.

Class fee: $20 per child; registration form.
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Stress Busters for Kids 

Spring 2019
Location to be determined 

An educational group for third, fourth, and 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.

Class fee: $20 per child; registration form.
Contact: Ginger Dotter, 804-768-7747


Community Education

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 16-hour course 

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 11 and 12 (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 23832  

ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers who are 18 years of age or older, recognize risk for suicide, intervene to prevent immediate harm and link persons at risk to the next level of care.

ASIST is often used by people in a variety of “front line” positions. It is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). It is suitable for school counselors, psychologists, social workers, administrators, nurses, case workers, police/correctional/juvenile justice staff, soldiers, organizations working with military/veterans, social service staff, foster care staff, clergy, advocates for elderly and all 'natural helpers' who work in the field of human service (regardless of the population served).

Class fee: $25 per person; registration form.
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 8-hour course 

Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) or Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) 
Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 23832  

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Training materials and certificate included.

Class fee: $25 per person; registration form.
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Y-MHFA) 8-hour course 

Thursday, June 28 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 23832  

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens. Training materials and certificate included.

Class fee: $25 per person; registration form.
Contact:
Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Sometimes, the best first aid is you.
Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.