Resources from the School Social Worker
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.
Enrichment institutes and camps focus on specific areas such as fine and performing arts, technology, study skills, science, and world languages. FCPS and non-FCPS students are welcome.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp, Tech Adventure Camp (TAC), Institute for the Arts (IFTA), and the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) classes will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Programs run between June 25 and July 27, 2018. Bus transportation is provided from select high schools and middle schools outside of the Lake Braddock pyramid. Transportation to and from the selected high schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or student.
Grade level eligibility for each program refers to the current 2017-18 school year. Click on central institutes and camps for additional information.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will host a technology institute for middle school students and a science and engineering institute for high school students.
ACE enrichment classes stimulate students’ curiosity and provide creative learning experiences in the areas of culinary arts, leadership, test preparation, technology, study skills, ESOL, and world language exploration. ACE also offers a premier driver’s education Behind the Wheel program to prepare students to obtain their driver’s license. Click on ACE enrichment classes for additional information.
VDOE's I'm Determined project
Youth and Parent Summit 2018 Online Application Is Now Available.
- Where: James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
- Who: Virginia youth with disabilities ages 13-21 and parent(s)
- Application Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 9th, 2018
- Reference Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 12th, 2018
All details about applying as a family for the Youth and Parent Summit are all in the website. We encourage everyone to visit the I'm Determined website for project and summit details at https://www.imdetermined.org/
For more information or questions about the Summit, please contact:
Teen Job Fairs
This is a great opportunity for teens and their families to learn about internships, volunteer experiences, resume building, and job resources.
Saturday, March 10th - 1 pm to 3 pm at Woodson High School - Co-sponsored by Supervisor Linda Smyth, Supervisor John Cook, and Woodson High School
Saturday, March 17th - 1 pm to 3 pm at South County High School - Co-sponsored by Supervisor Dan Storck, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, South County Federation, and South County High School
Saturday, April 7th - 11 am to 1 pm at Chantilly High School - Co-sponsored by Supervisor Kathy Smith, Chantilly HS STEM Academy, and Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, April 14th - 11 am to 1 pm at Mount Vernon High School - Co-sponsored by Supervisor Dan Storck, Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce, and Mount Vernon High School
Saturday, April 28th - 12 noon – 2 pm at West Springfield High School - Co-sponsored by West Springfield HS Student Government Association and Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Hypothermia Prevention Program
The Hypothermia Prevention Program is one of the county’s most successful public-private partnerships that offers shelter and other resources to families and individuals. The program incorporates the collaborative work of area faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, and individual volunteers.
The hypothermia shelters operate seven days a week from December through March. In addition, a "no turn-away" policy is implemented outside of that timeframe based on temperature and weather conditions at all of the emergency homeless shelters. Safety tips through the CDC; https://www.cdc.gov/Features/WinterWeather/index.html
Winter Social Work Newsletter
Winter and Spring RecQuest (Attachments)
The Winter and Spring RecQuest and Teens In Action registrations are now posted on the Neighborhood and Community Services website. See links below, fliers in Spanish are attached. Please share and encourage participation in these great programs!
Women’s Center Events Calendar
The Women’s Center December classes and events calendar: The Smart Split: What You Need to Know about the Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce; Re-entering the Work Force; Divorce 101 and 102, How to Create a Targeted Resume; A Mindful Life Webinar; Marital Assets and Liabilities in Divorce
Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. It is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to successful life after high school. http://www.futurequestgmu.org/
New Digital Citizenship Course for Families with Teens - In alignment with IGNITE, the Instructional Services Department Digital Citizenship Project Team has created a free optional course for parents and teenagers titled Digital Citizenship for Families with Teens. FCPS will celebrate Digital Citizenship Week, October 16th – 20th. This course is available now on the public website for school staff to review. Schools are encouraged to promote the course broadly during Digital Citizenship Week, the third week of October. A marketing package is available for schools to use to promote the course within the school community. (Use your @fcpsschools.net account to access the materials.) In the near future, some translated resources will be available for parents on their ParentVue Digital Citizenship tab in FCPS 24-7. Although much of the content is appropriate for upper elementary students, the intended audience for the course is students in grades 7 and up and their parents. The purpose of the course is to strengthen conversations at home about issues such as privacy and security, social media use, screen time, digital footprint, cyberbullying, copyright, and more. It is meant to support and not replace any current school-level efforts in these areas.
ARTS – Addiction Recovery Treatment Services - What is Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services? On April 1, 2017, Virginia’s Medicaid program launched an enhanced substance use disorder treatment benefit - Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS). The ARTS benefit provides treatment for those with substance use disorders across the state. The ARTS benefit expands access to a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment services for all enrolled members in Medicaid, FAMIS, FAMIS MOMS and the Governor’s Access Plan (GAP) including expanded community-based addiction and recovery treatment services and coverage of inpatient detoxification and residential substance use disorder treatment. Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program, including lists of providers by region, is available on the DMAS page at http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_pgs/bh-home.aspx
Basic Need Resources: Please let me know if your child may need school supplies or a haircut. We can often find help for these areas of need.
- Here is the link and resource for families on the Mason and Partner clinics in Fairfax county. This is a free clinic for the uninsured; https://chhs.gmu.edu/mapclinic/
- Formed Families Forward provides training and support to families in northern Virginia formed through foster care, kinship care and adoption. Formed Families Forward has released its full slate of fall trainings and events. They are also promoting their Stronger Together peer support groups for youth and young adults.
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.
Communities of Trust Upcoming Community Events