Prevention Services

Promoting Behavioral Wellness

Prevention Services promotes individual, family and community behavioral wellness. We value collaboration across systems, early identification and intervention, parent empowerment, preventing substance misuse, safe medication disposal and storage, and promoting emotional health and wellness. Our services include community education about mental health and suicide prevention, consultation with early childhood providers, parent education, and youth prevention programs. Visit Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services Facebook for strategies to cope and relax; stay connected to your friends, neighbors and community; and make a positive impact on others.

Prevention Programs, Classes and Consultation

Prevention Services offers a variety of in person and virtual services to promote individual, family and community behavioral health wellness that are open to the general public. For questions regarding our programs or if you are interested in hosting a program for your organization, contact Prevention Services by email or call 804-768-7800.

Living Apart, Parenting Together

Living Apart, Parenting Together is a virtual, two-session, four-hour seminar mandated under the Virginia code sections 16.1-78.15 and 20-103 which focuses on the needs of children being raised by parents who live in separate homes. This seminar is for parents involved in traditional divorces, unmarried parents who have lived together and are now separated, or unmarried parents who have never lived together.

There is a $50 fee and registration is required. Refunds will not be processed for no shows. One unique email address per attendee is required. Once online registration is received, registrants will be sent an email class invitation, including Microsoft Teams meeting information, tech support instructions and additional information, if needed. Because the court generally orders participants to attend the class, your camera must be on to ensure that the mandated individual attends the seminar.

Upon completion of the four-hour seminar (both sessions), participants receive a certificate of attendance, copy of the presentation and survey.

Upcoming sessions (must attend both days/sessions listed to complete the seminar):

  • Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29, 2024; Sign-in 2 p.m., course 2:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Mondays, Feb. 26 and March 4, 2024; Sign-in 2 p.m., course 2:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Mondays, March 25 and April 1, 2024; Sign-in 2 p.m., course 2:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Mondays, April 15 and 22, 2024; Sign-in 2 p.m., course 2:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Mondays, May 6 and 13, 2024; Sign-in 2 p.m., course 2:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Mondays, June 17 and 24, 2024; Sign-in 2 p.m., course 2:15-4:15 p.m.

For more information, email Prevention Services or call 804-768-7800.

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