PrevNext NOVEMBER 2017



FPY Members Meeting

Members meeting followed by an organizational board meeting.


Promoting Resilience and Preventing Suicide, Depression, and Violence

Links to mental wellness assessment, treatment, and referrals services at the bottom of the page!

FPY Issues Alert for Youth Mental and Behavior Health Treatment Shortage - Sept. 2013
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FPY’s youth mental wellness activities promote resilience, reduce self-destructive behaviors, celebrate diversity and LGBTQ identity acceptance, and prevent youth suicide, depression, and bullying. FPY educates hundreds of parents, teachers, students, and human services professionals on topics including mentoring, bullying prevention, and suicide prevention each year.

FPY Network meetings are comprised of inter-organizational Northern VA reps with common goals in Prevention and youth mental wellness. We gather monthly to update each other on changes to our respective services and programs that affect the Northern VA community, and to identify potential collaborations. Each meeting has an emphasized issue or initiative and may include guest presenters.

FPY’s efforts in youth mental wellness and suicide prevention would not be possible without the continued support of our dedicated sponsors. Our appreciation is extended to Dominion Hospital, a platinum FPY sponsor. For more information on this and related suicide, depression, and bullying prevention events, or to become a sponsor for the mini-conference, contact Kristen Brennan at 703-324-5703, Kristen.Brennan@fairfaxcounty.gov.  


->Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Key Service: Mental Health Assessment and Treatment 

Description of Services:
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides vital services for people of all ages with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual disabilities, and for young children with developmental delays. Services support and guide parents and treat children who are developmentally compromised, seriously emotionally disturbed or at risk of serious emotional disturbance. CSB outpatient services for adolescents include family-focused assessment, therapy and case management services. Residential treatment services for youth are also available.

Public Contact Info: Phone: 703-383-8500, TTY 711. Spanish-speaking staff are available. Telephonic interpreters can be accessed for other languages.

->Department of Systems Management for Human Services: Coordinated Services Planning
Key Service: Mental Health Referrals

Description of Services:
Referrals to Services and Resources: CSP staff has extensive knowledge of resources available to meet the needs of Fairfax County residents. The Human Services Resource Guide (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rim/) is a database that contains detailed information on resources that are available to Fairfax County residents.

Public Contact Info: 703-222-0880, TTY: 711; Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Key Service: Mental Health Crisis Helpline

Description of Services:
 24/7 Crisis & Suicide Prevention Hotlines: Offers crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and support to individuals in order to foster self-sufficiency by providing problem-solving skills and information on community resources so callers can better cope with emotional trauma, personal and family crises.
 2-1-1 VIRGINIA: helps people navigate our increasingly complex social services system in Northern Virginia. It also helps nonprofits and other human service providers by steering people to the right door the first time to help local agencies run “leaner not meaner.”

Public Contact Info:
Crisis Intervention: 1-800-272-8255
Health and Human Service Program Info: 2-1-1

->Northern Virginia Family Services
Key Service: Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

Description of Services:
NVFS maintains an extensive suite of counseling programs aimed at treating the whole person in their areas of greatest need, and those areas that are often overlooked. Our case managers and family support workers are trained to be on the lookout for signs of deeper issues that might not otherwise come to the surface.

Public Contact Info: 703-385-3267

->Fairfax County Mental Health 24-Hour Emergency Services
Public Contact Info: 703-573-5679, TTY: 703-207-7737

->The Alternative House

Description of Services:
The Alternative House Emergency Shelter for Teenagers serves youth ages 13-17 by offering them a safe, structured, and voluntary alternative to a stressful or volatile situation at home.  Our two-week residential program is free-of-charge and includes individual and group counseling for teens, as well as family counseling to help establish, or re-establish, healthier relationships among the family.  The teens who enter our program are in various crisis situations, including stress at home and school, mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, ADHD), tension in their families, abuse or neglect, homelessness, running away from home, and many other circumstances.  Within the therapeutic environment of our house in Vienna, trained staff assist youth with addressing conflicts at home through set goals, a structured schedule, and mediated interactions with their parents.  Our rigorous schedule provides time for recreational activities, homework, group counseling sessions, free time, and chores. 

Telephone 703-356-6360

->Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health
Key Service: Emergency Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

Description of Services:
Provides comprehensive psychiatric emergency services to persons who are experiencing a mental health emergency. Offers crisis intervention and stabilization, evaluation for referrals to crisis care facilities, emergency shelters, and hospitals.

Public Contact Info: (703) 573-5679; TTY: (703) 207-7737

Other Mental Health Links

National Counseling Group

Dominion Hospital

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

ECU Communications

Antioch Baptist Church

Burke Presbyterian Church

Fairfax Community Church


Fairfax Partnership for Youth

408 S. West Street
Falls Church, VA  22046