Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

703-383-8500 | TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington, Executive Director

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WHAT WE DO

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities.

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Need emergency help?

Call 911 if immediately life-threatening and ask for Crisis Intervention trained officer.

Emergency mental health services 24/7
703-573-5679   TTY 711

Merrifield Center, Lower Level
If possible, before coming to the Merrifield Center, please call ahead to Emergency Services to see if you are able to be seen via telehealth services – phone or video.

Fairfax Detoxification Center 24/7
703-502-7000 
TTY 703-322-9080

Learn how CSB services have been adjusted during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Need information & services?

For other CSB services, call CSB Entry & Referral
703-383-8500   TTY 711
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During this time, CSB has transitioned mainly to telehealth services via Zoom for Healthcare, by phone or video.

Learn how CSB services have been adjusted during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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CSB News

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August 7, 2020
About 1 in 4 people in the United States will be prescribed an opioid medication this year. For many people addiction begins with a legal opioid prescription. Join us to discuss opioids and how YOU can take action to prevent opioid misuse and addiction in your community. Join CSB's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team for one of two virtual sessions on How to Prevent Opioid Misuse in Your Community and learn more. August 14, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. Register to attend this session August 27, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. Register to attend this session Get a printable flyer for these events. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7000 (TTY 711). For more information about the sessions, contact Lindsey Henderson of CSB's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team.

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August 7, 2020
Click the image for a printable calendar. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team focuses on ways to strengthen our community’s emotional health and ability to handle challenges related to mental health concerns and substance misuse. Opioid addiction is a public health emergency and 54% of individuals who misused pain medicine got them from a friend or relative. International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31, 2020. Join us throughout the month of August by taking part in our calendar of activities that help to raise awareness of overdose, help reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, of substance misuse, and ways to provide support to family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and our community. Learn about International Overdose Awareness Day: www.overdoseday.com Learn about the actions you and your family can take to prevent opioid misuse in our community and fight the opioid epidemic by attending our virtual session "How to Prevent Opioid Misuse in Your Community" on August 14 or August 27. Take part in a REVIVE! training to learn what to do and not do in an overdose situation and how to obtain naloxone, an overdose reversal medication. Learn about the Fairfax Prevention Coalition (FPC) by joining a meeting or signing up for the FPC’s newsletter. Obtain a free lock box to secure your medication. Learn about the CSB’s Lock & Talk initiative Learn about the work of the Fairfax County Opioid and Substance Abuse Task Force. Get the facts about opioid use disorder in Fairfax County Reach out to the Peer Overdose Response Team (PORT) to connect and receive support to individuals who have experience with a substance use or mental health disorder. Learn how to dispose of medications properly by visiting our regional KnowRx.org website. [Get a printable calendar.]

Photo of father talking to teen son - tips for parents and caregivers during COVID-19

July 28, 2020
The need for self-care Young children need their parents and caregivers to offer a calm, stable and predictable "home base" for them. It may be a challenge, but the best way to help your child be at their best is to take care of yourself. Remember, how you handle this stressful situation can affect how your children manage their worries. Ways to support yourself Choose activities that make you happy, reduce your stress level and leave you feeling calm. Pay attention to how you are feeling. Give yourself small breaks from the stress of the situation. Meditation and other replenishing activities are a great way to de stress. Take a moment to breathe and feel present. Be kind to yourself. This is not the time be hard on ourselves for not being the "best" parent. Right now, we need to be gentle with our kids, ourselves and our community. Stay connected to loved ones. Balance media consumption with other activities you enjoy. Eat healthy. Exercise. If you can, get outside. You don’t have to have all the answers. It is okay to say, "I don’t know the answer to that but there are many smart, dedicated people working on this, so we just have to do our part and let them do theirs." How to manage telecommuting and homeschooling Try to keep daily routines as stable as possible during this break. While a routine is good for your family, rigidity to that schedule is not. Things happen, so give yourself grace. Give kids grace too and let them explore creative ways to learn. Make time to do things at home that have made your family feel better in other stressful situations, such as reading, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, exercising or engaging in meaningful activities consistent with your family and cultural values. How to talk to your kids about COVID-19 Keep updated about what is happening with the outbreak by getting information from credible media outlets, local public health authorities and updates from public health websites. Minimize exposure to media outlets or social media that might promote fear. Focus your family discussion on supporting children by encouraging questions and helping them understand the current situation. Check in regularly with them. In a developmentally appropriate way, talk about what the current disease outbreak is, how it is contracted, possible dangers and protective steps being taken by your family and community. Helping children cope with common reactions to stress

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July 7, 2020
On June 30, the first in a series of community discussions about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the Black community was held. Along with our presenters Otis Williams III, Ph.D. (Chair and Associate Professor, Dept. of Counseling, Bowie State University) and Randl Dent, Ph.D. (Health Equity Scholar, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University), we dug deeper into conversations that address the conditions of COVID-19, inequity, racism, trauma, stigma and other factors that significantly impact the well-being of our Black community. We also discussed what we can do, individually and collectively, to bring about meaningful and long overdue change to improve outcomes in the lives of our Black community. Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board partners for this event included the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. and Fairfax County Public Schools. Fairfax County government partners include the Health Department, Department of Family Services and Neighborhood and Community Services. Watch a recording of the webinar (you will need to provide your name and email address) View the presentation slides Find resources Information and Resource List Finding a Therapist of Color handout Sign up for CSB News to get information about upcoming events, including the next in this series of webinars. Are you concerned about a mental health or substance use issue in yourself or someone you care about? Seek help right away if you have trouble coping, feel overwhelmed, are using drugs or alcohol more frequently, or have suicidal thoughts. In an emergency, call CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679 anytime, 24/7.  Call 911 if immediately life-threatening and ask for Crisis Intervention trained officer. Not sure if you need help? Take a free, confidential online screening. To access CSB services, call CSB Entry & Referral services Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 703-383-8500. During this time, CSB has transitioned mainly to telehealth services via Zoom for Healthcare, by phone or video. Learn more about CSB services.

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July 2, 2020
The Community Services Performance Contract delineates the responsibilities of the State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. It specifies the conditions to be met for the CSB to receive State-controlled funds, identifies the groups of consumers to be served with State controlled funds and includes requirements to ensure accountability to the State. Due to the public health emergency presented by COVID-19, the current FY 2019 and FY 2020 Performance Contract is proposed to be extended through December 31, 2020. The Amendment & Extension Agreement and supporting Exhibits are available for review via the links provided below. You may email us to request a hard copy. Performance Contract Cover Memo from Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Performance Contract Amendment and Extension Agreement FY 2021-2022 Performance Contract FY 2021-2022 Performance Contract Process FY 2021-2022 Federal Grant Requirements FY 2021-2022 CSB-Department of Justice Settlement Agreement Requirements Written comments about the Performance Contract will be accepted until August 1, 2020 and may be addressed to: Chair, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836 Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1105 Or via email to wwwcsb@fairfaxcounty.gov

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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9:00AM, REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose…

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11:00AM, The Fairfax Prevention Coalition is hosting free virtual training…

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1:00PM, A new anti-drug coalition has been formed in our community. Led by the…

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5:00PM, Meeting of the CSB's Behavioral Health Oversight Committee. Because of…

About the Health & Human Services System

The Community Services Board is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.

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