Day: November 2, 2020

Charlotte’s Story

Eight-year-old Charlotte* was referred to ChildSavers after a classmate touched her inappropriately. After learning she had also been abused outside of school, Charlotte was paired with school-based therapist, Katy Reynolds, LPC. She struggled to open up during her school therapy sessions. But when Charlotte and Katy started drawing on the whiteboard, things changed. Charlotte first …

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Ms. B’s Story

With 45 years of child care experience, Ms. B.* runs a family day home in Petersburg, VA. In addition to watching the granddaughter of a former student, she cares for eight other children Monday through Friday. Ms. B. was first informed of ChildSavers and our trauma-informed Child Development Services eight years ago. She needed guidance …

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John’s Story

In January, John’s* sixth-grade teacher called ChildSavers’ Immediate Response team after he expressed thoughts of ending his own life. Within thirty minutes, John was met by a ChildSavers therapist in the principal’s office. They talked about coloring and art as a way to feel better. Then, they tried breathing exercises and reflected on how it …

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Jordan's Story - mental health client child therapy at ChildSavers in Richmond, VA.

Jordan’s Story

ChildSavers is at the nexus of two central issues – a dire need for both child therapy amidst a growing mental health crisis and access to quality child care and education so parents and caregivers can return to work. Jordan* is one of twenty-six students in his fourth grade class beginning virtual learning for the …

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