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FCPS Offers Mental Wellness Consultations this Summer
June 21, 2021
From June 28 through August 6, any Fairfax County parent may schedule a 45-minute consultation by phone or video conferencing with a school psychologist or school social worker to get the support needed to help your child.
Making the Most of Summer
June 11, 2021
These tips will help ensure that your child has a summer that incorporates life-balance and wellness with structured activities and learning opportunities.
Newington Forest Student Offers Help to Peers Experiencing Anxiety
June 02, 2021
Read one student's inspiring letter included in a wellness basket for peers experiencing anxiety that tells how she has learned to cope and get worry thoughts out of her head.
Prioritize Mental Health to Build Resiliency in Families
May 18, 2021
Take the time to work on mental health with your family.
Technology and Sleep
May 13, 2021
Despite the advantages of having technology in the home, it can have a significant impact on the user’s health, particularly their quality of sleep.
How to Be Optimistic in Challenging Times
April 28, 2021
No sense being pessimistic, it won’t work anyway.
Choosing Goals That Support Well-Being
April 22, 2021
Setting goals points us in the right direction.
Healthy Minds Podcast
April 16, 2021
How can adults engage in important conversations with children about body safety? Join Francesca Watson, Dept. of Family Services’ Body Safety Program coordinator, and Lori Harkin Huse, LCSW, London Towne Elementary School, as they discuss boundaries, choices, big feelings, mandatory reporting, the impacts of trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.
Our Minds Matter: Spring Leadership Training
April 06, 2021
On the afternoon of Sunday, March 21, Our Minds Matter had another successful leadership training. 82 student leaders from 44 OMM club chapters across the country joined together virtually to continue their mental health advocacy efforts.
The Two Fundamental Concepts of Balance
March 23, 2021
In order to help maintain balance in our lives, it is important to remember the value of leaning on others for support and relying on these two powerful concepts: consistency and acceptance.
Ensuring Children's Sense of Safety
March 19, 2021
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) offers these suggestions to parents to reassure children and help them feel safe.