Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

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8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington,
Executive Director

Community Services Board News

Contact for news media inquiries: Lucy Caldwell, Communications Director, 703-324-7006 (office), 703-856-5210 (cell).

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Take time to talk to teens about emotional health

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Adolescence is a difficult time for teens and their parents. This time of year, with tests, social events and the upcoming end of the school year, emotions and stress can be exacerbated. Check in with a teen you care about to make sure they're doing okay.

Fairfax County builds self-healing communities through new ACE training

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Trauma in early life can have a long-term effect on the well-being and functioning of children, adults, families and our community. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) training empowers us to help build a self-healing community.

Fairfax County launches unique communications campaign; #CouldBeYou

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Fairfax County launches a public education campaign on the life-threatening dangers of drug addiction and how to get help.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – what can you do?

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Take the opportunity during Mental Health Awareness month to learn about increasing awareness of mental health, health habits, protecting and maintaining emotional health and well-being. Shine a light on mental health and awareness!

New NIH study finds rise of youth suicide in wake of Netflix show “13 Reasons Why”

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National study shows spike in suicides following release of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" series - learn ways to help someone who might be at risk of self-harm.

CSB hosts first meeting of new drug-free community coalition

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Groups from around the community join initial efforts to build a new community anti-drug coalition in Fairfax County.

CSB celebrates employees with Spirit of Excellence awards

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CSB celebrates employee excellence at annual awards ceremony.

CSB adds online screening tool for gambling disorders

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If you think gambling may be having a negative impact on your life, or the life of someone you care about, take an online screening to see if professional help may be needed.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Open House: Thursday, May 9

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Join us for a Open House at the Merrifield Center on May 9 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. recognizing National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

CSB honors social workers during National Social Work Month

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CSB recognizes and celebrates the contributions of our social workers during National Social Work Month.

Learn about Peer Support Specialists at a Realistic Job Preview on April 15

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Join us for a "Realistic Job Preview" session to learn about Peer Support Specialist positions within the CSB - what they do, how to qualify for the jobs, and how service providers can support individuals seeking careers in the field.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Support inclusion by joining the WIN on March 18

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Celebrating March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and recognizing the work of the Welcoming Inclusion Network - see how you can get involved with WIN.

CSB hosts new evidence-based parent education program in May; apply now

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Learn to become a facilitator for the ACT Raising Safe Kids training.

Wellness & Recovery Action Plan workshop series begin March 6; register now

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Take control of your own wellness by creating a toolbox of coping strategies, resources and learn how to design your own emotional health recovery plan at a Wellness Recovery Action Plan workshop series.

CSB awards seven anti-stigma mini-grants for youth-led projects

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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has awarded mini-grants for seven projects, all planned and led by young people, which aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among their peers

Disordered eating habits are real. Reach out for help.

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An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. have an eating disorder in any given year. Find out more and learn about our free, confidential online screenings for eating disorders.

Coats for Kids - CSB coat drive through Feb. 28

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Share the warmth - contribute to the CSB Youth and Family coat drive!

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides avenues to treat opioid dependencies

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Office-Based Opioid Treatment is a new treatment option available at the CSB for people seeking help with opioid addiction.

New hours for some CSB locations beginning February 4

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New hours for some CSB locations.

Coping with uncertainty during the government shutdown and every day

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Get tips for dealing with uncertainty during difficult times.

Join us Feb. 4 for our "Heads Up" and "Talk It Out" Open House

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Attend this open house to learn about "Heads Up" and "Talk It Out," concurrent groups for teens between the ages of 14-17 who are working through emotional, mental health or substance use challenges, and their parents.

Substance abuse prevention collaborative expands services and treatment for teens

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New and expanded substance abuse prevention and intervention services for students

Food, mood and behavior - Free workshop - Jan. 31, 2019

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CSB's BeWell team is hostingthe first in a series of health and emotional wellness workshops on Thursday, January 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Merrifield Center. This hands-on, free community workshop will focus on how…

CSB hosts Teen Youth Council meeting: Thursday, January 17

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Join the next Youth Council meeting on Jan. 17, 2019, and learn more about National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.

Mini-grants available for youth-led anti-stigma initiatives

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The CSB is offering mini-grants for youth-led projects to reduce stigma among their peers; requests due Feb. 1, 2019.