Community Resources

We have our built-in support at LEDS, but it can also be helpful to know what is available for children and families in our community. Check out the list below for local and virtual therapists, family resources, parenting support, and helpful PDFs.

 

We're always looking to boost our community and web of support! If you have anything you'd like to add to this list please email Kelsey at kelsey@littleexplorersdiscoveryschool.com.

Child and Family Therapy

 

Shenandoah Art Therapy

https://www.shenarttherapy.com/

Maria Tricarico specifically focuses on play and art therapy under 5, but all therapists there are wonderful.

Skyline Family Therapy

https://skylinefamilytherapy.com/

Christine, Jem, Stacia, and Katelyn all have experience working with children. There are rumors of a new office opening in Crozet - fingers crossed!

Tessa Cramer LPC

https://www.charlottesvillecounselingcollective.com/tessa-cramer

Charlottesville Center for Play Therapy

Jessica Moutenot-Small

https://www.jessicamsmall.com/

Child-centered Play Therapy, Parent-Child Play Therapy, and Nature-based Family Therapy

 

Virginia Family Therapy

https://virginiafamilytherapy.com/

Extensive list of practitioners specializing in supporting children, adolescents, parents, and families.

 

Riverbend Counseling Group

https://www.riverbendcounseling.net/copy-of-riverbend-counseling-group

Lindy Swimm - Integrative Child-Parent approach and expressive arts interventions for children

Local Resources

Charlottesville Albemarle Coalition for Healthy Youth

https://www.cachy.net/

Collaborative group of people and agencies educating, supporting, and advocating for the health of all young people.

 

ReadyKids

https://readykidscville.org/counseling/inside-out/

Counseling, family support, and early learning opportunities focused on kids ages 2-18 in the central Virginia region.

 

Region Ten

https://regionten.org/service-type/children-family/

Local agency with resources to aid and support mental health, substance use, and/or developmental delays.

 

Online Parenting Resources

 

Child Mind Institute

https://childmind.org/resources/

Articles and resources for supporting children struggling with mental health, behavioral, or learning challenges.

 

Zero to Three

https://www.zerotothree.org/

Articles and blog posts centered around the importance of early intervention to help build strong emotional foundations for life.

 

Big Life Journal

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog

Great blog posts about techniques and language to use with kids to encourage resilience, gratitude, self esteem, and more. They also offer printables with activities for specific age groups that are science-based to help your child thrive.

 

Janet Lansbury

https://www.janetlansbury.com/

Parenting support stemming from compassion, trust, and acceptance.

 

Aha! Parenting

https://www.ahaparenting.com/

Resources for relationship-based parenting.

 

Center for Youth Wellness

https://centerforyouthwellness.org/

Improving the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

 

Sesame Street in Communities

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/learning-through-art/

Resources, strategies, and support for communities and families.

Their art videos are supportive examples of incorporating art into your child's daily life, as well as how to engage with your child and their artwork.

Helpful PDFs

List of Mindfulness Activities for Kids

https://www.counselinginschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Top-50-Mindfulness-Resources-Big-Life-Journal.pdfhttps://www.counselinginschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Top-50-Mindfulness-Resources-Big-Life-Journal.pdf

 

Stay at Home Care Package - ideas for life with kids during the pandemic

https://www.counselinginschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Stay-At-Home-Care-Package-.pdf

 

Tips for Self-Care During a Pandemic

https://centerforyouthwellness.org/aces-quarantine-tips/