How can we help keep kids safe and healthy? What will school safety look like in the future? On December 7th, speaker John Richardson-Lauve of the nonprofit group ChildSavers will talk about the future of school safety, one of Henrico Schools’ cornerstones. A Henrico County Police representative will also be present.
Richardson-Lauve is director of mental health, as well as lead trauma and resilience educator for ChildSavers, which was founded in Richmond in 1924 to aid children. He is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience working in community and mental health. Richardson-Lauve has worked with homeless veterans in New York City; in a hospice home for those with HIV; and spent six years working in a home with teenagers in foster care.
The event is part of HCPS’ creation of a new strategic plan for 2018-25. The school division is asking citizens for their input in helping chart HCPS’ future, including school-based focus groups, community input events that are open to the public, online comments and at least one public hearing.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 PM at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, located at 6900 Wilkinson Road in Henrico.