Healthy Minds Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

Principles and Practice Standards

Photo of young girl at play therapyPrinciples

  1. Our System of Care supports families so they can provide care and safety for their children, youth and young adults in an environment in which they can grow and succeed.
  2. Our System of Care strives to effectively serve all children, youth and young adults in our community.
  3. Our System of Care strives to provide services for our children, youth, young adults and families that are racially, culturally and linguistically responsive.
  4. Our System of Care strives for racial and social equity in the access and provision of services to our children, youth, young adults and families. 
  5. Our System of Care is youth-guided and family-driven to promote the well-being of the children, youth and young adults in our community.
  6. Public agency staff, service providers and the family support network partner with the family to make optimum use of resources in order to meet the needs of our children, youth, and young adults.
  7. Flexible and individualized services are offered and provided based on the identified strengths and needs of the children, youth, young adults and families.
  8. With an integrated System of Care, children, youth, young adults and families are served and assisted through a comprehensive array of community based services and supports.
  9. Working collaboratively, public agency staff, service providers and families are accountable for achieving measurable outcomes, addressing children/youth/young adults, family and community safety and the efficient use of resources.  
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