Welcome to our parent resource guide. Here you will find information on a variety of topics including teen empowerment programs, emotional support, peer relationships, education etc.
The Virginia Crisis Counseling Program is called Virginia C.O.P.E.S. which stands for compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support. Our program is part of the federal and state response to the current state of emergency. Our main focus is supporting the mental and emotional well-being of those impacted by the pandemic as well as directing callers to community resources. VA C.O.P.E.S. counselors are prepared to refer and provide additional information for callers as well but should not be utilized as an emergency or suicide hotline. Crisis Counselors are available during the following times to take calls. Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and on Saturday-Sunday from 5pm-9pm. VA C.O.P.E.S can be reached by phone or text at 877-349-6428. Spanish speaking counselors are available.
Teen Empowerment Programs
Youth Advisory Board
Join high school students who model and encourage a positive lifestyle while advising the Chesapeake R U Ready? coalition on matters related to teens. More information and application here.
Teen Educational Classes
Virginia Teens and the Law is a law-related program that teaches students and parents about Virginia’s laws and consequences of violating the law. Individual parent and student sessions will be conducted by local law enforcement officers.
S.H.E.L.L. (Safe, Healthy, Ethical, Lifelong Lessons) Classes is a four part series of classes that offers information on the following:
- Empowerment – will give teens the tools needed to do the right thing and make good, conscious decisions.
- Drugs and Alcohol – will discuss the facts about drugs and alcohol and their effects on the developing adolescent brain and body.
- Healthy Dating – discusses dating as it pertains to teens.
- Internet Safety – learning to use the internet in informative and yet safe ways.
For any of these programs or classes contact-(757) 382-2226
Chesapeake Resource Guide