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
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TTY 703-322-9080

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

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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 logo with colorful background and FY 2020 and FY 2021 Performance Contract

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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May 27, 2020
Click the image above for a printable PDF of this graphic. Anxiety and the uncertainty around COVID-19 can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Taking care of yourself, your friends and your family can help you to manage the stress. Helping others to manage their stress can also make our community stronger and strengthen our resilience. Your concerns are real If you are finding yourself increasingly anxious and worried, you are not alone. You might be tired, sleeping too much or too little. You might be having trouble making decisions, and may feel irritable, angry or sad. These are all normal reactions to the very difficult situation of COVID-19. Focus on what you can control. Stay connected We may not be able to gather in person, but we can stay connected with those we care about by phone or video chat. Ask a friend to be your support buddy and keep in touch with them. Chat outside with a neighbor at a safe distance or join online gatherings to stay in touch. Be compassionate with yourself and others. Maintain routines Focus on what you can reasonably accomplish. Decide what is most practical for your situation. Have a daily routine and make time for meals, exercise, rest, and doing things you enjoy. Keep informed but turn off the news if it becomes overwhelming. Do healthy activities Get out and take a walk if you can, or just sit outside and feel the sunshine on your face. Close your eyes, relax your muscles, and take some deep breaths. Avoid using alcohol or other drugs as a coping mechanism. It's okay to ask for help Seek help right away if you have trouble coping, feel overwhelmed, are using drugs or alcohol more frequently, or have suicidal thoughts. Call CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679 anytime, 24/7. Call the PRS CrisisLink hotline at 703-527-4077 or text “connect” to 855-11. 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. There is hope. We can and will get through this together. Check out Fairfax County's COVID-19 resources

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May 14, 2020
Anxiety and the uncertainty around COVID-19 can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Taking care of yourself, your friends and your family can help you to manage the stress. Helping others to manage their stress can also make our community stronger and strengthen our resilience. Normal reactions to fear and uncertainty Anxiety, increased worry Not wanting to be separated from loved ones Irritability, anger Fatigue, exhaustion Sadness, crying Changes in appetite Changes in sleep patterns Inability to concentrate Forgetfulness Frequent errors Difficulty making decisions Confusion Hyperactivity Physical complaints, headaches, diarrhea Nightmares New or increased use of tobacco products, alcohol or other drugs. Tips for coping Keep informed but also limit excessive media exposure. If feeling anxious, consider turning off social media feeds, automatic notifications, and updates on COVID-19. Understand that people have strong, often complex, and sometimes different points of view. Respect these emotions and differences and take it as an opportunity to strengthen our support of each other.  Identify the feelings you are experiencing. Understand that your feelings are normal and talk about them with others.  Remember that people react in different ways. Try not to judge yourself or others. Practice kindness.  Don’t isolate yourself. Personal relationships are important to wellness, keeping a positive mood and can be a healthy distraction. Combat loneliness and keep talking by phone or video chat. Drink water, get plenty of sleep, don’t overdo the caffeine, avoid alcohol and other drugs, exercise, meditate, eat healthy and breathe.  Relax by doing things you enjoy, even if you need to change where and how you do them.  Maintain a routine. Laugh, have fun and let yourself cry. Ask for help if it gets to be too much.  Deep breathing At times of stress and anxiety, shallow breathing or hyperventilation are common. Mindful, regular breathing can reset the normal stress response and prevent or reverse the onset of the unpleasant physical symptoms associated with anxiety. This is also true for exercise, which can help reduce the excess adrenaline build-up associated with anxiety. It can also give you time to calm your mind and thoughts. To practice deep breathing, take a slow deep breath through your nose to the count of five. Hold your breath for another 5-count then exhale through your mouth for a 5-count. Anti-stress stretches Finger Fan: Extend your arms straight out in front of you with palms up. Spread your fingers as far apart as possible and hold for 5 seconds. Upper-back Stretch: Sit up straight with your fingers interlaced behind your head. Keep your shoulders down, lift your chest and bring your elbows back as far as you can. Hold for 10 seconds. Ear to Shoulder: Lower your right ear to your right shoulder and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on the other side. Overhead Reach: Raise your arms over your head and interlace your fingers with your palms facing up. Keep your shoulders down and stretch upwards. Hold for 20 seconds. Knee Pull: While seated, pull one knee up to your chest as high as possible. Hold with both hands for 10 seconds then repeat with the other knee. Waist Bend: Reach arms overhead with finger interlaced. Bend at the waist, keeping shoulders down. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, 24/7 help is available.

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May 10, 2020
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team invites you join us in a week of awareness raising activities during SAMHSA's National Prevention Week. National Prevention week is a week to speak out, stand up, and take action to raise awareness about substance use prevention and to promote positive mental health. The annual observation is to increase public awareness around important issues that impact children, youth, families, and communities. According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, youth are most likely to start using substances for the first time in the summer months of June and July. Thus, National Prevention Week is always held the third week in May before youth are most at risk for first time use. #PreventionHappensHere Make each day count. Join us during National Prevention Week and every week to prevent substance misuse and promote mental wellness. Contact us with your ideas and to partner throughout the year. Each day of National Prevention Week has its own theme... Monday, May 11 Preventing prescription drug and opioid misuse Be prepared to respond to an overdose: Overdoses can happen in unexpected situations – a social gathering, a school event, with a friend or family, or other community event. You may not know that someone is at risk of overdose: stigma prevents many who use drugs from telling others. Take a REVIVE! virtual online training and learn what to do in an opioid overdose emergency. Sign up to attend a FREE online training on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. or find out about other REVIVE! training dates coming up. Prevent medication misuse: Do you have expired medications or medications that you no longer need? The Health Department offers tips on how to safely dispose of medications as well as information on year-round drug disposal collection sites. Also, through May 16, households across the U.S. can request a large Deterra Medication Disposal Pouch to be sent directly to their home, free of charge. Be informed about opioid misuse: Opioid misuse claims more lives per year than motor vehicle accidents. Opioid use becomes a problem when someone takes more than the prescribed dose, has tried but failed to cut down or stop, had friends or loved ones express concern about their opioid use, or had health, social, legal or financial problems as a result of opioid use. Help is available. Tuesday, May 12 Preventing underage drinking and alcohol use Download the "Talk. They Hear You" app: Download the free "Talk. They Hear You." app that features an interactive simulation to help you learn the do's and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking. Use the avatars to practice bringing up the topic of alcohol, learn the questions to ask and get ideas for keeping the conversation going. Learn more about "Talk. They Hear You." Learn why you should talk with your children about drinking: Parents have a significant influence in their children’s decisions to experiment with alcohol and other drugs. Check out this video about the importance to having conversations with your children – also available in Spanish. Learn the FIVE conversation goals: Are you a parent of a 9 to 15 year old? Learn how to talk with your child about alcohol and other drugs with the FIVE conversation goals. Wednesday, May 13 Preventing illicit drug use and youth marijuana use Participate in the Fairfax Prevention Coalition meeting: The Fairfax Prevention Coalition, an anti-drug partnership led by CSB to create and coordinate strategies that encourage a drug-free community, will hold its next meeting virtually on Wednesday, May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Lori Naveda, Fairfax Prevention Coalition Coordinator, if you are interested in attending. Help target drug prevention efforts: In an effort to better plan our opioid and other drug prevention efforts, CSB is seeking opinions of young adults between the ages of 18-25. The survey is anonymous and voluntary, and asks opinions about the use of alcohol, prescription drugs and heroin. Find out more about the survey. Survey participants can also enter a drawing for a $200 gift card. Please help by sharing the survey link with young adults in your community: www.surveymonkey.com/r/YoungAdult2020. Educate yourself and teens on the effects of drugs: Check out SAMHSA’s Tips for Teens series for facts on a variety of drugs and dispel common myths. Thursday, May 14 Preventing youth tobacco use (e-cigarettes and vaping) Know that most kids don't vape: According to the Fairfax County Youth Survey, 1 in 5 youth have vaped in the past thirty days. Learn about what our local teens say they're experiencing. Get smart about the dangers of vaping: E-cigarettes and vape pens with nicotine can mess with your brain, and children's brains are still developing until they are at least 25. Download the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids' Vaping Guide: What you need to know and how to talk with your kids about vaping. Help a young person quit vaping: Quitting vaping is hard, but help is a text away! Join the 100,000+ people using This is Quitting, a text messaging program to quit vaping that will help them get through the stress, cravings and slipups. Teens and young adults can text DITCHJUUL to 88709 to sign up. Friday, May 15 Preventing suicide Take an online suicide prevention training: Be ready to help address mental health concerns in the young people in your life! The CSB offers Kognito's research-based lessons for adults who work with children and young people. This suite of ten free, online role-play courses teach how to recognize when a young person is showing signs of distress, how to talk with them, and how to connect them with support. Take a class now. Lock up firearms and medication: On average, there are 129 suicides per day. CSB's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team has implemented the Lock &Talk Program to address the most common means of suicide – access to firearms and medication. If you or a loved one is in need of a lock box for medications or a firearm safety lock, contact us. CSB's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team provides a variety of programming year-round, including new virtual REVIVE! opioid overdose reversal training, Mental Health First Aid, Building Resilient Communities and Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences training and Al's Pals — learn about all of our Prevention programming.

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May 6, 2020
During this uncertain time, as we all face the stress and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board offers a special new video series to help children cope with daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. Wingspan, LLC, the creator of Al’s Pals - Kids Making Healthy Choices, produced these videos featuring Al, the main puppet role model in their evidence-based program. While students may not be in their classrooms or day care settings where Al visits, Al has some special messages for all children.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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1:00PM, An 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.

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4:00PM, Meeting of the CSB Compliance Committee.

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11:30AM, REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose…

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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