Chesterfield County Public Schools partners with a number of local and national organizations in support of student mental health and wellness. The holidays can be challenging for children and adults as it relates to mental health. For additional information about resources to access when school is not in session during the Winter Break, please refer to these helpful links:
Chesterfield County Public Schools also is fortunate to have a strong, unified student support services team that includes school counselors, social workers, school psychologists, mental health support specialists, mental health intervention specialists, school nurses and behavioral intervention specialists. These trained staff members collaborate to support students’ social-emotional and mental health needs in a variety of ways.
Our PK-12 schools offer ongoing trauma-informed student supports, such as social-emotional classroom lessons and schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Preventative and responsive mental health intervention is an integral part of all students’ virtual, hybrid, and face-to-face school experiences. As student needs for additional support are determined, appropriate and timely interventions are offered to students and families. Student needs can be communicated to student support services team members by educators, parents, or from students themselves. We ask parents to contact your student’s school by phone or email to share concerns about your child.
All teachers and staff have participated in annual required mental health awareness training to help identify students with possible mental health needs. A monthly student mental health professional development series offers additional training to teachers, administrators, and the student support services team to assist with the identification of and response to students who are struggling to facilitate school-based support for students, collaboration with families, and referrals to outside organizations as needed. Additionally, PK-12 local school and county level student support services team members continue to monitor Gaggle Alerts to involve parents immediately when a student writes about potential safety to self or other concerns on their school-issued Chromebook.
PK-12 mental health support specialists are available to help families identify additional community-based mental health resources for students with needs that go beyond the scope of school-based mental health support services. Examples of community agencies with whom CCPS collaborates regularly are:
Chesterfield Mental Health Prevention Services provides free parent phone mental health-related consultation services. The following fliers detail more information: English Flyer Spanish Flyer
A number of local and national organizations partner with CCPS in support of student mental health and wellness. For additional information about resources to access when school is not in session during the Winter Break, please review Community-Based Mental Health Supports for Students & Families in Crisis.
If you are looking for fun ways to connect with your children during Winter Break, please take a look at the ideas shared by WideOpenSchool.org.
The ideas are broken down by children’s age, so there is something for everyone PK-12.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS
Chesterfield County Mental Health Department
Rogers Building 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd. Chesterfield 23832
· 24-hour Crisis Line
o Walk in Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
o Walk in Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
· Intake for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
o Monday and Friday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
o Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Henrico Mental Health Department
Hanover Mental Health Department
District 19 Mental Health
(Serving residents of Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, and Prince George)
Goochland-Powhatan Mental Health
CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY
Police Department – Emergency
Chesterfield Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Text Line
Text CONNECT to 741-741
The Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ youth)
Children’s Mental Health Resource Center
American Psychological Association Public Education Line
FACES (Family Advocacy Creating Education and Services)
Stay Strong (eating disorder support groups)
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)
DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)
Side by Side (formerly ROSMY: support for LGBTQ Youth)
James House (Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Stalking)
Virginia Resource Database
Tucker Pavilion (at Chippenham Hospital)
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
St. Mary’s Hospital
Poplar Springs Hospital
1-866-546-2229 (24 hour line)
*St. Joseph’s Villa – Crisis Stabilization Unit
Chesterfield Family Guidance
6603 Irongate Square
Richmond, VA 23234
Dominion Behavioral Health
703 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23236
9844 Lori Road, Suite 100
Chesterfield, VA 23832
James River Psychotherapy
720 Moorefield Park Dr., Suite 202
Oxbridge Counseling Services
10128 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
The Meridian Group
1109 Krause Rd., Suite 100
Tucker Psychiatric Clinic
1000 Boulders Parkway, Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23225
Intercept Youth Services – Crisis One