What’s the future of school safety? Join us Dec. 7 when experts share their knowledge

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John Richardson-Lauve of the nonprofit group ChildSavers

John Richardson-Lauve of the nonprofit group ChildSavers will talk about the future of school safety Dec. 7 at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School.

How can we help keep kids safe and healthy? What will school safety look like in the future? On Dec. 7 come hear John Richardson-Lauve of the nonprofit group ChildSavers talk about the future of school safety, one of Henrico Schools’ cornerstones. A Henrico County Police representative will also be there.

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.

Find out more about ChildSavers at childsavers.org.

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. Find out more about the school division’s strategic plan process by going to henricoschools.us. Look under “Hot Topics” and click on “Get Involved in Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan.”

What: Speakers discussing the future of school safety
Who: The event is free and open to the public.
When: Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 23227