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 [...]

Fostering Resilience in Our Youth

FOSTERING RESILIENCE IN OUR YOUTH Created by Heather Tedesco, Ph.D., and the SCC Mental Health Committee “Anyone who has never made a mistake has not tried something new” Albert Einstein Ensure strong connections to family and other adult mentors Nurture an attitude of gratitude in your family- find ways to give back and pay it [...]

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

Authentic Success and Resilience

Madeline Levine spoke to SCC guests in 2013 about authentic success and resilience. Parenting Mission Statement: While we all hope that our children will do well in school, we hope with even greater fervor that they will do well in life. Our job is to help them know and appreciate themselves deeply, to be resilient [...]

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