Month: December 2019

ChildSavers client looking out to Overlook at clinic during outpatient therapy session

How a child dealt with trauma: Eric’s Story

Five-year-old Eric witnessed teenaged boys break into his house and violently assault his mother. Eric was understandably traumatized by this event and believed that he needed to “get big so I can beat up other people and save my mom!” Eric had difficulty expressing his fears and emotions to our Immediate Response program clinician, who arrived …

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ChildSavers mental health client looking over Richmond at the ChildSavers Overlook and clinic

Finding Quality Child Care: Ian’s Story

ChildSavers‘ Child Development Services Department was contacted by an Eastern Henrico County child care center that was prepared to expel Ian, a 4-year-old boy exhibiting challenging behavior. The center felt they didn’t have the resources to care for him, and his classroom teacher had presented an ultimatum: if Ian was not removed, she would resign. Ian, …

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Brie Jordan Cooley outpatient clinician at ChildSavers

Staff Spotlight: Brie Jordan-Cooley, LCSW, RPT

Brie Jordan-Cooley, LCSW, RPT has been at ChildSavers for about three years and we are incredibly thankful to have her as an outpatient therapist. She radiates positivity, always brings new ideas to the table, and is adored by her clients and colleagues alike. A generous grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation made it possible …

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self care for child care providers and early education teachers

Self-Care Tips for Child Care Providers and Early Education Teachers

As caregivers of young children, whether you are a parent, an early care educator, or both, it is hard to find time to take care of yourself. Self-care is not only necessary for child care providers to stay grounded and healthy – your mood is reflected in your interactions with children. Adults who are stressed …

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ChildSavers training the FBI on trauma and resiliency training.

Trauma and Resiliency Training with the FBI

Trauma is not an excuse. It is an explanation. ChildSavers embarked on a bold project in the summer of 2016 when we started our Trauma and Resilience Training and Consultation Program. Since then, we have trained over 23,000 people in the basics of trauma-informed care and 400 trainers to be leaders. Currently, we consult with …

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