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.
When: Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm (ongoing)
Leader: Jean Mcguire-Robb, MEd, LCSW
Who: Girls ages 13-18 yo (maximum census: 8)
Purpose: Process group to discuss topics that include emotional issues, self-esteem, social skills, interpersonal skills, coping skills, parent conflict, management of impulsive thoughts and behaviors, self-injury, school resistance and stress management
Location: Jean’s office/art room
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Next Start time: ongoing going enrollment
When: Thursdays, 4:30-5:20 pm
Leader: Elizabeth Hinkle, LMFT
Who: Children, ages 6-8, who have challenges with emotion regulation, social/relationship skills, impulse control, and managing self/behaviors.
Purpose: Skills/process/activities to address self-control, emotion regulation, provide social support, and managing selves/behaviors.
Location: Art Room
Accepts Insurance: Yes except Cigna
Next Start time: Ongoing enrollment, depending on availability
For more information, contact intake coordinator at 703-218-8500
Kinship Café: Dinner and Discussion for Kinship Caregivers (Attachment)
- Wednesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. on October 10th, November 14th, and December 12th
- Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax 22030
- Activities provided for children age 0 to 17.
- Please register, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/EReg/Registration.aspx?groupID=27, one week in advance for the program.
- FREE dinner will be provided at the events. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
- Registration is REQUIRED for the event. You can register, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/EReg/Registration.aspx?groupID=27, or by emailing KFI@fairfaxcounty.gov or calling 703-246-4653.
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.
E-Cigarettes, Vaping and Juuling Information
Information for parents regarding the health risks associated with vaping are addressed in the following link.
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 email@example.com.
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.
- NASP Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- NASP Guidance for Reinforcing Safe, Supportive and Positive School Environments for All Students
- Talking to Children about the Shooting
- ASCA Helping Kids After a Shooting
- FCPS Website Blog
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.