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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.

About Us

CHKD parent educators, pediatricians and health experts provide classes, webinars, training, and educational resources that address common parent concerns, such as discipline, mental- wellness, sports injuries and performance, and healthy development. In light of COVID-19 restrictions many of our programs can and are being offered in a virtual format. 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. In school and assembly programs are currently on hold.

Community Outreach staff work with the Dads in Action program to provide on-going support to fathers and father figures in every stage of parenting. 

Look for us at virtual 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 Fabian, Community Outreach Program Manager at CHKDSam Fabian, Community Outreach Program Manager 

Sam 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.

Michele Tryon, Community Outreach Coordinator

Michele Tryon, Community Outreach Coordinator at CHKDMichele 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 South Hampton Roads Youth Partnership executive committee, and the Hampton Roads Trauma Informed Community Network's steering committee. Contact or call (757) 668-9304. 

(757) 668-7402