John is the Mental Health Director and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at ChildSavers. He is available for in-person or online workshops that focus on trauma-informed, resilience-based practices.


ChildSavers' Mental Health Director and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator, John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW.

About John

John Richardson-Lauve is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working in the field of community mental health. He is committed to the support and strengthening of individuals and communities that struggle with adversity.

His experience includes work with chronically mentally ill adults, substance abuse, residential youth care, foster care, and outpatient mental health. He has worked with homeless veterans in New York City, in a hospice home for those with HIV in the early stages of the AIDS crisis, and 6 years living together with his wife in a home with 8 teenage girls in foster care.

He is an experienced trainer, lecturer, and keynote presenter. He is the Director of Mental Health and the Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at ChildSavers, an outpatient mental health clinic that has served children and families in the Richmond community for over 90 years. He and his wife have a 13-year-old son and have worked with over 50 children in foster care in their home.

John’s work includes training and consultation with the following organizations:

  • Amherst County Schools
  • Bedford County Schools
  • Henrico County Schools
  • Richmond Schools
  • Chesterfield County Schools
  • Accomack County Schools
  • Virginia Conference on Refugee Resettlement
  • Matthews County Schools
  • Roanoke Library
  • Chesapeake Human Services
  • Chesapeake Parks and Recreation
  • Chesapeake Public Libraries
  • Lunenburg County Schools
  • Fairfax County Schools
  • St. Joseph’s Villa
  • Mecklenburg County Schools
  • Rocky Mount Head Start
  • Virginia Department of Education
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Library of Virginia
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Petersburg City Schools
  • United Methodist Family Services
  • Partnership for the Future
  • Bristol County Schools
  • Clarke County Schools
  • VCU Women’s Health Conference
  • Tappahannock County Schools
  • Rappahannock YMCA
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond
  • Eastern Shore Healthy Communities
  • Floyd County Schools
  • Crossover Healthcare
  • Augusta County Schools
  • Iowa ASCD Conference
  • Raleigh YMCA
  • Hopewell Head Start
  • Montana Hospital Association
  • Greensville County Schools
  • Washington Community School District (Iowa)
  • Loudoun County Schools
  • Danville Smart Beginnings
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • Richmond Head Start
  • Hopewell Schools
  • Hanover Preschool Initiative
  • TAP Head Start (Roanoke)
  • Shenandoah Juvenile Center
  • Chesterfield County Jail
  • Stafford Head Start
  • Smyth County Schools
  • Norton Early Childhood Educators
  • Prince Edward Schools
  • Scott County Social Services
  • North Dakota Department of Education
  • United Way of Roanoke
  • United Way of Southwest Virginia
  • Trauma Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Virginia State Supreme Court
  • Harrisonburg Community Services Board
  • Richmond Ambulance Authority
  • Richmond Police Department
  • Quantico Early Childhood Educators
  • Mount Rogers Community Services Board
  • VCU HIV and AIDS Case Managers
  • Virginia Early Childhood Mental Health Summit
  • Virginia Children’s Mental Health Symposium
  • Virginia Chapter of National Association of Social Workers Conference
  • Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Prince George Department of Social Services
  • VCU Nurses Odyssey Symposium

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