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Available Now! Mid-Year Impact Report
We are halfway through our fiscal year and using this as an opportunity to reflect upon all that has been accomplished so far. Please take a moment to read your mid-year Impact Report to learn how with your support, we have remained a vital resource in our community during this time of enormous stress and anxiety.
Rising to the Occasion
This has not been an easy year for anyone, yet our community continues to stand with us. Thanks to your support, we have met these unforeseen challenges and remain a reliable, consistent, much-needed service provider to those who depend upon us. Start this year off strong and connect more children to trauma-informed therapy and early care.

  • $50 supplies art kits and books for children receiving mental health and child development services

  • $100 - $200 covers one hour of in-person or online therapy (dependent upon insurance reimbursement rate)

  • $500 supports child care professionals with four-hours of virtual training and technical assistance to build their business
Resources (Just For You!)
  • Misrepresentations and misconceptions about mental health are everywhere. Read more about how parents, teachers, and caregivers can fight mental health stigma (4-minute read).

  • Looking through a trauma-informed lens helps us understand that children who act out need help building coping skills. Watch part one of our Trauma-Informed Discipline series with John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW (2-minute video).

  • PBS NewsHour recently released a two-part video series on the effects of childhood trauma and you won't want to miss it. Watch part 1 now.

  • COVID-19 is compounding upon children's post-pandemic stressors and trauma. Here's how we can combat PTSD-like effects we're seeing this year (4-minute read from Psychology Today)

  • Harvard's Center on the Developing Child shares how racism can affect child development (infographic).

  • Nervous about passing anxiety onto your children? Here's how to avoid it (4-minute read from Child Mind Institute).
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Wednesday, January 20 at 7 PM EST

Choosing child care for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent or guardian. This session empowers you on what to look for and questions to ask when visiting a center or family day home provider. Discussions about state standards and best practices help you find the best fit in child care options for your family.

Tuesday, February 2 to Thursday, February 11

This course is designed to prepare selected trainers to use the Trauma and Resilience Basics Course in training work within their agency, community partners, and the community at large. Participants attend 12 hours of virtual Train the Trainer sessions divided over 4 days.
We're Hiring!

Looking to join our team or know someone who may be interested? Browse our open positions, view job descriptions, and apply through our website!

ChildSavers in The News

  • Richmond Times Dispatch: The pandemic’s invisible toll
  • WRIC: Virginia First Lady visits Chester YMCA for child care supply drive
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: ChildSavers and Christmas Mother Team Up To Assure Kids Christmas
  • Montgomery Advertiser: Montgomery children exposed to violence to get help from district attorney’s new program
  • NBC12: Richmond police officer saves woman who tried to set herself on fire
  • Richmond Free Press: RPS expands mental health services for students through ChildSavers
  • Virginia Currents: ChildSavers helps children & families impacted by trauma
  • VPM: RPS Extends Mental Health Services Through CARES Act
  • PBS Virginia Currents: How Systemic Racism Impacts Childhood Trauma
  • RVAHub: ChildSavers expands school-based therapist program with Richmond Public Schools
  • Richmond Family Magazine: Communicating Through Play
  • More