Department of Family Services – Children, Youth and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,

Child Abuse Prevention Services

Building Stronger Families banner graphic with children and tagline A safe and healthy childhood lasts a lifetime

Services to Strengthen Families and Prevent the Abuse and Neglect of Children

In partnership with our community and other county agencies, our programs provide no-cost, community-based prevention and early intervention services to strengthen families, promote healthy family functioning and encourage families to become self-reliant. 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - Your Time Matters to Your KidsVisit our 2023 Child Abuse Prevention Month website. It’s full of community resources and services that help build strong families and keep children safe and healthy. This year’s theme for Child Abuse Prevention Month is Your Time Matters to Your Kids. We’re encouraging parents and caregivers to make regular time every day for quick activities that bring joy to them and their children. Learn how to raise awareness through planting pinwheel gardens, how to support families and promote an end to child abuse and neglect in our community. 

Parent Support Line – We Are Here to Support You

two parents and two young children playing with toy carsParent Support Line 703-324-7720

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Parent Support Line is a great resource for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-18 years old. Staff can help with parenting advice, support, and tips to help navigate emotional and relational parenting issues. Language support is available. Our support team is available to answer your questions.


Healthy Families Fairfax

This home-based early intervention and prevention program offers pregnant or parents of newborns at risk of maltreating their child an opportunity to learn parenting skills and receive emotional support and case management services.

Neighborhood Networks

Support and referral services link families who are facing significant challenges to community resources and provide them with opportunities to build leadership skills to become resources within their own neighborhoods.

Parenting Education Programs

Group-based programs, offered at community-based sites help parents and their children learn healthy, positive interactions and receive practical advice and guidance on living in harmony.

Volunteer and Partner Services Program

The Volunteer and Partner Services Program engages volunteers and builds partnerships to support families with children who are at risk of abuse, neglect or placed in foster care or with relatives. The program builds volunteer capacity in the division, implements programs, and directs activities that promote positive relationships within the community. Together, Volunteer and Partner Services Program and Children, Youth and Families staff, support workers by providing the most efficient, safe and stable service to our clients.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Child Abuse Prevention Services
Call 703-324-7720; TTY 703-222-9452 or Email
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