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Professional Training

PCAV provides training for professionals who work in all arenas of prevention, including those work directly with families and their supervisors. We also offer free training to all community residents who are interested in learning how to advocate for children at the state or local level.

PCAV Trainings

July – December Calendar 2017

Please click on the link below to view listings for our upcoming trainings. You can print this list and contact the official listed as the training leader for more information.

Nurturing Parent Training October 2017

 Please click the link below to register for one or more of the above trainings.


     PCAV Online Registration for Trainings


For questions about PCAV trainings, please contact Kristen Ondishko, KOndishko@pcav.org or 804.359.6166 x308

Home Visiting Consortium Training 

Hotel Information for Trainings:

Training/Meeting Location:  Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

8100 Three Chopt Rd. Suite 212

Richmond, VA 23229



Accommodations are listed with PCAV’s preferred hotels first. The options listed reflect a variety of tastes and travel needs.  There are other hotels in the area that you are certainly welcomed to explore via whichever booking vehicle you prefer (Priceline.com, etc).


Hotel Details:                         Hampton Inn – Richmond

*PCAV preferred

5406 Glenside Drive

Richmond, VA 23228

(804) 756-1777

This is located 2.2 miles from PCAV.  It has visually appealing contemporary décor, small exercise room, outdoor seasonal pool, business center, complementary breakfast and 24 hour snacks available.  It is clean and the staff members are friendly and helpful. Rooms look comfortable and well appointed. Mention you are associated with PCAV to get the negotiated rate.

The negotiated PCAV rate is $104.00 plus tax.


Candlewood Suites- Richmond

*PCAV preferred

2100 Dickens Road

Richmond, VA 23230

(804) 324-3900

This recently opened hotel is 2.5 miles from PCAV. It has contemporary décor, a small exercise room, a large outdoor patio, free wireless internet & free laundry. There is no continental breakfast at the hotel, but they do offer a 20% coupon for the Denny’s restaurant located adjacent to the hotel, and have 24 hour snacks available for purchase. Rooms are comfortable with separate living and sleeping spaces as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Mention you are associated with PCAV to get the negotiated rate.

The negotiated PCAV rate is $99.00 plus tax.


The Westin Richmond

6631 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23230

(804) 282-8444

The Westin is a lovely contemporary styled hotel designed to inspire tranquility.  It is located 2.5 miles from PCAV and has a bright indoor pool, large exercise room, free cable connection to internet (wireless costs extra) and a great restaurant on site.  It is more expensive than other area hotels but boasts 100% high thread count cotton sheets, down comforters and flat screen TV’s.

Call for rates.


Embassy Suites Hotel

2925 Emerywood Parkway

Richmond, VA 23294

(804) 672-8585

All suites all the time, this hotel is located 2.5 miles from PCAV and offers breakfast, a cocktail hour and entrances to rooms from a courtyard (which makes them always visible to staff – nice for travelers particularly concerned with safety). Embassy Suites features an indoor pool, workout room, hot tub and sauna, work station and all bedrooms are situated towards the outside of the hotel to minimize interior hotel noise.

Call for rates.


PCAV “Pointers for Professionals”

“PCAV Pointers” are now available for professional Healthy Families Virginia staff.  These easy introductory lessons are helpful training reminders for your work with children and families.


Writings from Conference Keynote Speaker Jaiya John, in honor of Social Worker Appreciation Month

They Call You Social Worker

Dear One Who Cares Enough to Serve My Life

To view Jaiya John reciting these pieces, please visit http://jaiyajohn.com/audiovideo.html