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Children and Father Playing on Seesaw Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Friday, July 5, 2024

Summer Day Play

In this blog, CHKD parent educator Michele Tryon shares the benefits of play for children and encourages parents to get out and play this summer. Read full post>>


Close up of dad and daughters laughing together Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The Fatherhood Experience

In this blog, CHKD fatherhood consultant Z. Andrew Jatau shares the greatest joys and challenges he’s had so far and offers a candid look into his unique fatherhood experience. Read full post>>


A small group of three female friends huddle in closely together as they pose for a portrait. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Focused on Hope, Inspired by Youth

Read a recap of an event that focused on recognizing the important messages being spread by our youth, and the impactful actions they take on their own behalf. Read full post>>


Woman planting flowers in backyard garden flowerbed Posted By: Jeane N. Liburd, MA, CCLS
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Happy Mother’s Day: Self Care Makes Us Better Parents

A lack of sleep and trying to manage it all can sometimes make our days seem impossible. This Mother's Day consider taking time out for yourself. Read full post>>


A mother having a serious talk with her daughter Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Monday, April 15, 2024

Talking to Kids about Violence

It is our responsibility as parents and educators to help our children and students feel a sense of safety and security and to provide some reassurance as they explore their own fears or concerns. These tips may help guide the conversation. Read full post>>


Pinwheels for Prevention child abuse awareness month. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
Monday, April 1, 2024

Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Foster HOPE

Look for the pinwheel gardens at CHKD sites this April as they highlight the prevention of child abuse and neglect and foster a sense of HOPE for all children and families. Then, join us to celebrate Virginia’s statewide resilience initiative and learn about an evidence-based framework for promoting HOPE Read full post>>