Talking to Your Kids about Suicide

Talking to Your Kids about Suicide Developed by Melissa Sporn, Ph.D., and the SCC Mental Health Committee As responsible parents, we teach our children to look both ways before they cross the street. We advise them about what to say when a peer offers them alcohol. Like sitting down with our children and talking about [...]

Fairfax County Youth Survey Findings

The Fairfax County Youth Survey is a comprehensive, anonymous and voluntary survey given each year to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 that examines behaviors, experiences and other factors that influence the health and well-being of Fairfax County's youth. The results provide a snapshot of the county's youth and serve as a barometer [...]

FCPS Resources

Fairfax Count Public Schools offers a number of different resources, including mental health services, bullying prevention, nutrition/disordered eating services, gang and gun violence prevention, and substance abuse and crisis intervention. Direct services are available to all FCPS families and online resources are available to all. Visit FCSP Student Safety and Wellness Homepage

FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) provides a number of resources year-round for parents, caregivers, school staff, and others around a variety of topics, including academic support, mental health and wellness, parenting, distance learning, and special education. These go well beyond the pandemic, but are especially helpful in this time. It offers the following: A [...]

Good Enough Parenting

Dr. Brad Sachs offers hands-on exercises that guide parents to a greater understanding of how they can be good enough, rather than perfect, parents, and how they can attain a healthier dynamic within the family. Learn to: understand the family dynamics that either impede or nurture self-sufficiency and resiliency; foster a higher degree of academic, [...]

Dangers of Over-Parenting

In 2016 Julie Lythcott-Haims visiting McLean to discuss her new bestseller How to Raise an Adult. In it Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at [...]

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