Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia



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

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

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

Or come directly to the Merrifield Center

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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.

Come directly to the Merrifield Center for a screening
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Extended youth hours until 7 p.m. on Tues.)

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CSB News

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August 17, 2018
It’s that time of year – back to school, off to college. Leaving home can be a frightening time for students and their parents. In addition to packing books and laptops, consider making mental health a priority conversation topic before their departure. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) can help. The CSB has launched a new Mental Health First Aid module that is directed towards Higher Education. The Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education course is ideal for anyone who regularly interacts with students, both on and off campus, including parents, students, faculty, counselors, coaches and administrators. The course includes a discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health. Participants will learn: How to recognize specific stresses and risk factors faced by the higher education population How to develop tools to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or who is in emotional crisis. How to find resources on campus and in the community. According to the National Council on Behavioral Health (NCBH), nearly 40 percent of young adults age 18-24 are enrolled in a two or four-year education institution; statistics show that 75 percent of mental illnesses develop before age 25 making colleges ideal locations for early identification. In their 2016 annual report, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health cites that nearly half of college students have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder and one-third have seriously considered suicide. Make your students’ mental health a priority. Mental Health First Aid classes help people learn about mental illnesses and substance use disorders (addictions) – that they are real, they are common, they are treatable, and that it is okay to seek help.   The NCBH and the CSB offer the following mental health discussion tips to consider before your student leaves home: Know the ins and outs of your insurance plan and coverage, how it relates to mental health and treatment options. What student health insurance options are available through the college? What are the out-of-network benefits provided by your insurance plan? Call the counseling center on campus to ask about the kind of coverage, professional staff and the range of services available. Familiarize yourself with the college’s code of conduct and leave of absence policies in case such measures must be taken. Learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to connect your child to care if necessary.  Engage your child in a conversation about mental health and how it relates to their experience as a college student. Most important – let your student know they’re not alone. Request a customized Mental Health First Aid for Higher Ed class for your group or find out more about our open enrollment Mental Health First Aid courses. Questions? Contact Lori Naveda, Wellness Health Promotion & Prevention at 703-538-7476. #BeTheDifference  

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August 13, 2018
  Springfield office Beginning in mid-August, services provided by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Board (CSB) at the Springfield Center will begin a three phased plan to move services to other sites in the county including the Merrifield Center, Gartlan Center (Alexandria area), and South County Human Services Center. This move will allow a seamless continuation of quality care without any reduction in the number of services provided and will open additional opportunities for individuals receiving services at Merrifield due to the co-location with a wider array of service and treatment options. Merrifield Center Services that will transition include: Youth and adult behavioral health outpatient treatment services and the Community Readiness Support Program (CRSP, a psychosocial rehabilitation day program) There will be no gap in service; staff will continue to see clients in their new locations. The move dates include: Youth and family outpatient – August 17 Behavioral health outpatient – September 14 CRSP – September, to be determined The CSB's Merrifield Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Parking and bus services are available. Services offered at the Merrifield Center include outpatient services for youth and adults, emergency services, a peer resource center, walk-in assessments, a Medication Assisted Treatment clinic, a pharmacy, a CSB medication clinic, primary health care (including BeWell), and dental services. The number for the main desk at Merrifield Center is 703-559-3000 and callers can be connected to any of these services. Learn more about CSB services.  

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August 10, 2018
CSB developmental disabilities staff visited Legacy Farms, one of many options offered by the CSB’s Self Directed Services program, this week. Legacy Farms helps individuals with autism build job skills and find competitive employment. Since 2011, Legacy Farms has provided a sustainable model of seasonable employment for young people across Northern Virginia. In response to this growing need, the farm recently expanded program offerings to include four seasonal courses and two workshops that provide job skills training to more than 100 participants. Upon completion of each course, the goal is for 40% of the participants to be job placement-ready. The other participants will continue to oversee the garden and greenhouse, and enjoy other Legacy Farms Day Program services, which will include Health & Well-Being, Life and Social Skill Development, and Farm and Art Therapy. Are you interested in helping create and support day and employment opportunities like Legacy Farms for someone you care about? If you have a child with developmental disabilities, or are interested in being part of an effort to help create and foster inclusive and integrated community, get involved: join the Welcoming Inclusion Network (WIN). Attend an upcoming WIN meeting to learn more: Monday, August 13, 6:30 p.m., ServiceSource, 10467 White Granite Drive Oakton, VA, 22124 Monday, August 27, 6:30 p.m., ServiceSource, 10467 White Granite Drive Oakton, VA, 22124 Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m., Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA, 22035, Rooms 106/107 The goal of the WIN collaborative is to build opportunities for increased information and resource sharing, ensure service equity and efficiency, and boost employment opportunities through existing and new service models. Together, we can encourage, support and improve inclusion and integration in our community. When inclusion happens, we ALL WIN.  

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August 3, 2018
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. Proposed FY 2019 and FY 2020 Performance Contract and Partnership Agreement documents are available for review via the links provided below. You may email us to request a hard copy. Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Performance Contract Cover Memo from Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Partnership Agreement CSB Administrative Requirements Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board FY 2019 and FY 2020 Proposed State Performance Contract Written comments about the Performance Contract will be accepted until September 2, 2018 and may be addressed to: Chairman, 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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July 31, 2018
Lyn Tomlinson, a Vienna, Virginia native, began her career’s journey with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) in 1994 as a clinician providing direct services to young people with mental health and substance use disorders. As of August 18, she will hold one of the agency’s top management positions: Deputy Director of Clinical Operations. For the past four years, Lyn served as CSB’s Assistant Deputy Director for Acute and Therapeutic Services. In this role, Ms. Tomlinson oversaw a wide swath of CSB services, including: emergency services; system access; wellness, health promotion and prevention; youth services; Diversion First and adult co-occurring residential and substance abuse treatment programs. Ms. Tomlinson holds a graduate degree in education with a focus on community agency counseling from George Mason University. “Our agency is evolving. I’ve seen these changes firsthand and am humbled to have been a part of them. Hand in hand with our community partners and county colleagues, we are making the necessary changes to achieve our primary goal: to meet the needs of our clients,” said Ms. Tomlinson. “Everyone who works with the CSB has a role – and an opportunity – to help meet the needs of the people we serve,” she added. Ms. Tomlinson came to the CSB with extensive clinical experience. Prior to working with the CSB, she was employed at a psychosocial rehabilitation center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital and at an inpatient substance use treatment program in the community. Throughout her years of service with the CSB, Ms. Tomlinson has worked at the Juvenile Forensics Unit and served as a clinical supervisor at two of CSB’s residential treatment programs. Lyn was promoted to be the manager of the Crossroads Youth Program. Ms. Tomlinson also served as CSB’s Service Director for Engagement, Assessment and Referral. Ms. Tomlinson is also active in several state, regional and national behavioral healthcare committees, including serving as a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). At the core of what explains Ms. Tomlinson’s passion for her work is simple, she says, “It’s all about our clients.” “I often run into people that I worked with during their teen years; they’re now adults, with families of their own. Often, they’re very open at expressing their gratitude for the help and support they received during a tough time in their lives. Truly, our treatment teams are amazing and are doing important work; it’s an honor and privilege to support each of our employees to meet the behavioral health needs in our community.” Get more information on services provided by the CSB.  

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About the Health & Human Services System

This is agency 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.