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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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Nap and naptime tips for child care providers and day care teachers

Is Naptime A Friend or Foe to Child Care Providers?

Joyce Mason, Caniya Johnson, and Janet Burke from ChildSavers explore the ins and outs of naps… for both the child that doesn’t want to sleep and the one who does. Naptime can be the best time of day or the worst daytime nightmare for an early care teacher. Having a naptime that all children go …

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Emotional and Development Challenges Middle Schoolers Face

“Do you remember middle school?” This question makes many of us squirm. Many people think of their own 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years as their low point, emotionally and socially. Going back to middle school sounds like torture. We’d like to remind you that the sometimes annoying middle school students in our lives actually …

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Racism as Trauma

ChildSavers guides our community’s children through life’s critical moments with trauma-informed mental health and child development services. As an agency, we define trauma as a painful emotional experience caused by an event or events that challenge a person’s sense of safety. Today I am starting a conversation about what culture, race, and ethnicity have to …

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