Workshops and Events

Workshops & Events that Build Community

> Continuous Conversations - April 29, May 6 and May 13

DESCRIPTION: Susan will present on a specific topic then the floor is open for Q&A. Everyone can jump in and collaborate, share and compare ideas for parenting difficult situations. It takes a village to raise a child. Here’s yours!

COST: $30 per class.

DATE AND TIME: April 29, May 6 and May 13 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Tabernacle Baptist Child Care Center • 1925 Grove Avenue, Richmond

CONTACT: To register, contact Kristen O’Sullivan, TCCC Director, at

> Raising a Resilient Middle Schooler - May 5

DESCRIPTION: Susan will teach her scripture-based three-point plan for helping tweens and teens manage that tough Middle School season. 


DATE AND TIME: Sunday evening, May 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LOCATION: First Baptist Church • 2709 Monument Avenue, Richmond

CONTACT: To register, contact Youth Director Ann Carter at

> Boundaries with Technology in the Christian Home - May 5, 12 and 19

DESCRIPTION: Susan will facilitate this interactive Sunday School hour to empower parenting with firm boundaries, balanced with unconditional love. Material will be derived from Dr. John Townsend’s New York Times Best – Selling Boundaries as well as current books from other authors such as Andy Crouch and Susan’s own three-point parenting plan.


DATE AND TIME: Sunday May 5, 12 and 19 • Sunday School Hour for Parents and Caregivers • 9:45 am to 10:45 am

LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church • 4602 Cary Street Road, Richmond

CONTACT: To register, contact Terrie Sears, Church Administrator, at

> Anxious Parents, Anxious Children - May 6

DESCRIPTION: Even our youngest are struggling with anxiety in greater numbers than ever before. Learn the origin and signs of anxiety and how to help them at school.

Meg Zehmer, Early Childhood Teacher at St. Catherine’s School and EPS Faculty Member, will be facilitating this important workshop. Earn Recertification Points! Go to and sign up now!

AUDIENCE: Teachers for Preschool to Elementary

DATE AND TIME: May 6 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Canterbury Preschool

CONTACT: Mia White at


Become a member of this powerful group-coaching experience to meet your personal and professional goals.

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Contact for the date of the next informational event.

> Everyday Parenting Solutions - A Commonsense Approach

DESCRIPTION: EPS is a newly-formed parenting resource consisting of four seasoned faculty members and our founder, child-development specialist Susan Brown. We meet one-on-one for parenting consultations, conduct observations in schools, and provide workshops for teachers and parents.

Everyday Parenting Solutions is committed to helping parents and teachers navigate today’s challenges in raising our children with a compassionate and commonsense approach.


DATE AND TIME: Workshops are usually one to two hours, as requested.

CONTACT: Mia White, Director at 804-741-4118 or Susan Holt, Asst. Director at

> Partners in Parenting: The Roadmap Series

DESCRIPTION: Monthly brown-bag lunchtime events with excellent speakers, courtesy of this family-centered and research driven therapy group. Free to the public, with a polite request for a donation of $10.00 to defray expenses. For parents and professionals both. Homemade chocolate chip cookies provided!   

DATE AND TIME: The fourth Tuesday of every month • Noon to 1pm

LOCATION: 1617 Monument Avenue, Suite 202, Richmond, VA 23220

WEBSITE: Partners in Parenting RVA

EVENTS & REGISTRATION: Partners in Parenting RVA Facebook Page

CONTACT: ph: (804) 442-7192

> Synapse Networking Meetings that also benefit area Non-Profits

DESCRIPTION: Synapse allows you to get to know other professionals so you can give and gain referrals while supporting our community non-profits. This networking organization is first relational and THEN transactional, the key to its success. We know what you do, but what we really want to know is, what is your “WHY?”

I encourage my professional friends to join a hub that speaks to their heart and mission.

DATE AND TIME: Every other week

LOCATION: Hubs meet at the HQ for the non-profit sponsors. 

I have just joined the hub supporting the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and the SpeakUp5K Race that raises awareness for teens with depression and anxiety. The CKG Foundation is a beacon of hope for those affected by teenage mental illness.

WEBSITES: CKG Foundation  Synapse Hubs • Hub 025

FOUNDER: Keith Reynolds

I’m also a member of the Relationship Foundation of Virginia for healing and connecting families – especially involving dads and their children. 


> River City Express Network

DESCRIPTION: River City Express Network is the local chapter of ABWA, American Business Women’s Association. It offers personal and professional growth opportunities that inspire, enrich and connect businesswomen in the Richmond area. Monthly meetings are held at the Hermitage Country Club with a full breakfast and an excellent program.   

DATE AND TIME: Wed. mornings, monthly • 8am to 9:30am

LOCATION: Hermitage Country Club • 1248 Hermitage Road, Manakin-Sabot 23103 

WEBSITE: River City Express Network