Community Outreach

(757) 668-7402

CHKD's community outreach program offers a variety of educational programs and resources for parents, grandparents, coaches, professionals, community members, children and youth to support the development of healthy and happy families.

CHKD parent educators, pediatricians and health experts provide classes, webinars, trainings, and educational resources that address common parent concerns, such as discipline, nutrition, injuries and healthy development. For information on parent education and professional training contact  

Staff provide and coordinate fun, educational activities for children in schools and in the community, such as the CHKD on Tour program and school assemblies that teach kindness and character building. 

For several years, CHKD with support from Kohl's department stores has coordinated the, Kohl's Kind Kid's campaign. The goal of the campaign is to support healthy social emotional development in children and teens by promoting kindness in homes, schools and communities.  For more information and to get involved visit

Look for us at community health fairs throughout Hampton Roads. Health fair requests should be sent to community outreach program manager Sam Fabian. Please include preferred date, time, location, audience type and expected number of participants.

Meet The Team

Sam FabianSam Fabian, community outreach program manager, manages the CHKD parent education and outreach programs. She coordinates CHKD conferences and special events and collaborates with community boards and coalitions. She also develops programmatic partnerships with local schools, recreation centers and clubs and civic organizations. Contact or call (757) 668-7402.

2015 M Tryon Michele Tryon, community outreach coordinator, conducts and coordinates professional and parent workshops, webinars, trainings and classes.  She collaborates with healthcare, school and community partners to promote best practice in parent and professional education. She co-chairs the Hampton Roads Parenting Education Network (HRPEN) and is an active member of the Hampton Roads Youth Partnership executive committee.  Contact or call (757) 668-9304. 

(757) 668-7402

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