Resources from the School Social Worker

October 10, 2018

Resources from the School Social Worker:

Below you will find some resources/announcements that have been given to you by our school social Worker, Angie Huber. If you have questions, please call her. Her number is (703) 988-8222. Thank you.

Upcoming Events:

Inova Diabetes Halloween Party

Kinship Café: Dinner and Discussion for Kinship Caregivers (Attachment)

Portrait of a Graduate

A goal in FCPS is to support instill the Portrait of a Graduate.  Families are encouraged to review how these skills are being taught and how they can support this goal.  See the link for more information.

https://www.fcps.edu/about-fcps/portrait-graduate/resources

E-Cigarettes, Vaping and Juuling Information

Information for parents regarding the health risks associated with vaping are addressed in the following link. 

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drug-programs/information

Fall Therapy Groups

Our Fall 2018 therapy groups will be beginning soon! This fall, we will be offering an adult binge-eating therapy group, as well as an adolescent social anxiety treatment group.

The Adult Binge Eating group is appropriate for ages 18+. It will begin late September/early October, and will meet for 12 weeks. Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30pm. 

The Adolescent Social Anxiety Treatment group will meet on a weekly basis for 12 consecutive weeks beginning on October 1, 2018.  Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 5:30-7pm.  Participants must be between the ages of 13-17.

If you would like more information about either group, including being placed on the wait list, please contact our office at 703-993-1370, or email us at psycclin@gmu.edu

Upcoming Fall 2018 Events

Peer Support Group

Life Skills Training

Crisis Resources

We know that some of the school communities are looking for information to help support conversations or discussions regarding the recent violence in Texas.  In response to this violence, students and school communities may be experiencing a wide variety of feelings. Organizations such as School Social Work Association of America (SWWAA), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and The National Child Stress Network have compiled online resources to help school staff members provide ongoing support to students and families. Below are some of these resources that you may find helpful in talking to your child.  Please let Angie Huber, School Social Worker, know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 2017 Announcement  - The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website has information about the recent announcement on DACA including information about the upcoming October 5, 2017 deadline for eligible renewal requests. Additionally, there are many local organizations offering free clinics to support families with DACA related questions and renewal procedures.