Healthy Minds Fairfax

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F
703-324-7938 TTY 711
12011 Government Center Parkway - Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035
Janet Bessmer, CSA Program Manager
Peter Steinberg, Healthy Minds Fairfax Program Manager

Department Resources

Related Resources

Children's behavioral health community resources

Photo of parents with young children at family counselingBelow you'll find a listing of websites that may help you as you search for children's mental health and substance abuse services and supports in the community.

  • Community Services Board resource list - This list includes CSB and other community resources that are available for support and assistance.
  • Department of Family Services Parent Education Program - The Department of Family Services offers free parenting education classes.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Resource Center - The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for parents, educators and community members to access information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Crisis Intervention Services - An essential mental health support service to the school community.
  • Fairfax County Human Services Resources Guide - Find detailed information on thousands of nonprofit and government services available to Fairfax County residents.
  • Formed Families Forward Resources - Newsletters, webinars and a resource directory that includes descriptions and contact information for agencies, organizations, support groups, services, and other resources for families.
  • Kinship Family Institute - The Kinship Family Institute (KFI) connects kinship families to supportive services and offers seminars, trainings, and workshops to help build a community network of kinship caregivers.
  • NAMI Virginia - NAMI promotes recovery and improve the quality of life of Virginians with serious mental illness through support, education and advocacy.
  • NAMI Northern Virginia - Offering free peer support, education and outreach programs for individuals with a mental health diagnosis and their families.
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission Quick Guide - This index provides you with the names, websites, and phone numbers of selected agencies that provide frequently requested human services in Northern Virginia.
  • SCAN Parent Connection Resource Guide - A comprehensive directory of programs that helps service providers find parenting classes, parent support groups, playgroups, other parenting programs and community resources for the families they work with throughout Northern Virginia.
  • Step Up 4 Kids Caring 4 Kids - Designed to help adults understand how they can support children and families that may be facing challenging events.  
  • The Arc of Northern Virginia business directory - This directory provides information and referral database for people with special needs, families, caregivers and professionals to easily find service providers, resources and other support options in their area.
  • GMU Center for Psychological Services - The George Mason University Center for Psychological Services provides evidence-based assessment and treatment services to people of all ages across the region.
  • Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainings - Gatekeepers can be anyone – a peer, a parent, a teacher, a coach, a passerby. "Gatekeeper trainings" are the set of trainings that teach individuals to recognize when someone is in emotional distress, having a mental health crisis, or is at risk of suicide, and how to intervene to help the person in need. The trainings are not designed for behavioral health or medical personnel.
  • Suicide Postvention Toolkit: Resources to Help Organizations Support their Communities After a Loss - If your organization, club, house of worship, workplace, or any other type of community loses a loved one to suicide, this toolkit can help you find the resources and best practices to guide your response.
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