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May 18, 2017

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Film Events for Mental Health Awareness Month

Resilience is a documentary film that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.

This film chronicles the work among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities who are using brain science to disrupt the cycles of violence, addiction and disease.


May 22 10:00 – 11:30 Walter Reed Community Center

May 24 11:00 – 12:30 Sequoia Room D

May 24 6:30 – 8:00 Thomas Jefferson Community Center

May 31 6:30 – 8:00 Syphax Education Center

Wakefield Hosts Mental Health Awareness Events

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Ending the Silence: A Student Inspired Workshop for Mental Health Awareness

  • When: Saturday May 20th, 2017
  • Where: Wakefield High School, 1325 South Dinwiddie Street
  • Time: Registration/Check-in starts at 11:15 AM. Official start time is 12:00 PM.

Open to ALL (parents, students, families, children, etc.) at no cost.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 11:15 Resource tables/on site registration/refreshments
  • 12:00 Opening Session
  • 12:25 Session 1 (breakouts)
  • 1:05 Session 2 (breakouts)
  • 1:45 Panelists session and Q&A
  • 3:10 Closing remarks

The breakout sessions were determined through a survey to identify the top 5 issues: stress, anxiety, depression, coping skills, and stereotyping/labeling. Other popular topics were suicide risk/prevention, self-harm, substance abuse, and relationship aggression.

Wakefield Interact 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention

  • Saturday May 27, 2017
  • 9:00 AM | Bluemont Park
  • 601 N. Manchester St.
  • Arlington, VA 22203

 This is a fun, family race to raise awareness for this important issue. All are welcome to participate. All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Train to teach Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families Training

Get trained to provide this interactive, evidence-based program.  Through this training, you will:

  • Learn family strengthening skills
  • Earn pay as a contractor
  • Receive FREE training
  • Work with Arlington elementary or middle schoolers and their parents/caregivers
  • Become a community support team member

Who should apply?

Educators | Counselors | Experienced Group Facilitators | Bilingual Facilitators

Contact Lainie Morgan 703-228-1529

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June 1 Darkness to Light Training

There is still space available for the Darkness to Light training on how to recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.

 Sign up today! Use this link to register!

 Thursday, June 1, 9:30a-12:30p

Fairlington Community Center | 3308 S. Stafford Street, Room 118

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Upcoming Meetings

May 22 3:00 - 5:00 Whole Child Advisory Group, Sequoia Room A



May 30 5:00 - 6:00 Mental Wellness Roundtable, Sequoia Room A

May 31 6:00 - 8:00 APCYF Meeting, Sequoia Room D

June 2 9:00 - 10:30 Second Chance, Sequoia Room B

June 2 10:00 - 2:00 Data Committee, Sequoia Room A

June 5 5:30 - 7:00 Planning and Development, Sequoia Room D

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Contact Information

Co-Chairs: Linda Henderson and Anne Vor der Bruegge
Vice Chair: Anne O'Brien

General Information: Kim Durand, Coordinator 703-228-1667
Teen Network Board: Siobhan Grayson, Youth Outreach 703-228-1506
Data Questions: Rebecca Hjelm, Data Specialist 703-228-1683
Website Updates and Information: Sally LaBonte, Website 703-228-1669
Developmental Assets: Michael Swisher, Assets Liaison 703-228-1671
Healthy Community Action Team: Mary Wulf, Coordinator 703-228-1668

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