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Program Spotlight: School Liaisons

This year the SCC is planning to make our School Liaison program more robust. Liaisons represent each elementary, middle, and high school in McLean/Langley High School areas, including private schools. Liaisons meetings are used for communications in both directions, sharing SCC information with schools/PTAs/PTOs/PTSAs, as well as bringing to the SCC what parents are hearing and/or

Launching Your High School Student

The time is fast approaching when we will launch our students to college. Whether you have a Senior or a Freshman, the launch to college comes all too quickly. Do you know what conversations you SHOULD be having with your teen BEFORE they leave? SCC Board Member and local Psychologist Dr. Melissa Sporn provided the following materials:

Welcome back to school!

The SCC is gearing up for a great year. Please contact your PTA/PTSA/PTA if you'd like to represent your school as a School Liaison for this year. We're planning to make this program more interactive and keep our liaisons more involved in our programming, communications, and important topics, and we'd love your help! What are

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout – October 27, 2018

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout - October 27, 2018 Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Drop off medications at any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10

13 Reasons Why, Season 2

Season 2 of the Netflix program 13 Reasons Why has begun, and a number of mental health and youth advovates are warning parents, educators, and professionals that the content of the program, as well as last year's 13 Reasons Why, Season 1, warrants discussion about watching the program at all, watching with teens, and talking

Wendy Mogel Speaks in McLean

The Art and Science of Talking with Your Kids, featuring Dr. Wendy Mogel On Wednesday evening, May 2, Dr. Wendy Mogel visited Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean to talk about her new book, Voice Lessons for Parents, an essential guide to the art of talking with children of all ages. With wit and humor, she discussed

National Drug Take Back Day, April 28

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10am - 2:00pm. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that