Let's Grow Together!
HEALTHY MINDS FEATURE - There are many ways to help children take on new challenges, learn new skills, and feel valued so that they can grow as individuals and contribute to a positive school community.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Saves Lives
HEALTHY MINDS FEATURE --- The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal thoughts, substance use, and other mental health crises. Spread the word!
Managing Back-to-School Anxiety
Healthy Minds Feature - While a new school year brings many feelings of excitement, it often brings along feelings of worry as well. Learn some tips for helping your child overcome this back-to-school anxiety.
Show More Self-Compassion to Yourself
HEALTHY MINDS FEATURE: People who practice self-compassion are happier, less stressed, and more resilient.
Five Strategies to Activate Empathy in Children
HEALTHY MINDS FEATURE: Empathy is a key ingredient in having children show caring, acceptance, and tolerance of others.
Sleep Matters in Children and Youth
HEALTHY MINDS FEATURE --- Learn about the importance of sleep in children and youth leading healthy, happy, and productive lives...along with strategies to use to improve sleep if needed.
Filling Your Child’s Emotional Bank Account
Healthy Minds Feature - Establish healthy relationships with your child by developing trust through emotional sharing.
Healthy Minds Feature - School refusal is one of the most difficult situations parents and educators encounter.
Promoting Mental Wellness Over Winter Break
Healthy Minds Feature - The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for young people and families. Here are three tips to promote mental wellness during winter break.
Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude
Healthy Minds Feature - Learn the potential benefits that come with experiencing and expressing gratitude, and how to promote an attitude of gratitude in children.
Together We Shine
Healthy Minds Feature - Schools will celebrate National School Psychology Week during the week of November 7-11, 2022 to highlight the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive.
Be SMART and Set Goals
Healthy Minds Feature - Setting and working towards well-defined personal goals of any kind have been shown to have many positive outcomes.
Five Things to Know from the 2021-2022 Youth Survey
Healthy Minds Feature - Youth in Fairfax County report prevalence near historic lows for risk behaviors including substance use, sexual activity and aggressive and delinquent behavior. However, mental health concerns are increasing.
FCPS Mental Health and Additional Resources
Healthy Minds Feature - Additional resources related to the FCPS Healthy Minds Blog
Opioids: Learn How To Get Help and Prevent Overdoses
Healthy Minds Feature - Opioid overdoses are increasing nationally among youth and young adults. Know how to prevent overdose.
Teaching Children How to Accept Mistakes and Disappointment
Healthy Minds Feature - We all want to see our children succeed. However, making mistakes and learning how to handle disappointment is a valuable experience for children.
Assisting Children in Developing a Healthy Self-Esteem
Healthy Minds Feature - Learn tips and strategies to build self-esteem and prevent a low self-concept.
Frost Minds Matter Hosts a Gratitude Challenge and Food Drive
Healthy Minds Feature - Gratitude is not only a gift that helps others, but it makes the giver feel connected to something greater than themselves.
Teaching Children about Healthy Diet and Exercise
Healthy Minds Feature - Parents and guardians are in a unique position to positively influence children’s healthy eating habits and exercise.
Giving the Gift of an Experience
This holiday season, it may be better to focus on special experiences and time with loved ones rather than the latest toys or gadgets.
Rams Minds Matter Creates Calm Cafe
The students and staff at Robinson Secondary School definitely understand that sometimes we all need a place to decompress from stress.
Let's Get in Gear
Schools will celebrate National School Psychology Week during the week of November 8-12, 2021 to highlight the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive.