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October 13, 2017

The World According to our Kids

An evening of conversation around the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data that includes what our kids are saying about bullying, drug and alcohol use, mental health and more.

Walter Reed Community Center 2909 16th St S, Arlington, VA 22204

Light Refreshments will be served.

FREE! Space is limited - REGISTER HERE

More Information: 703-228-1667

The conversation will include:

  • Presentation of the survey findings
  • Table discussions on the findings
  • Full group discussion

Who Should Attend?

  • Parents, teachers and caregivers
  • Middle and high school students
  • Any interested adults or youth
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Town Hall Discussion: Drugs and Opioids in our Community

Were you unable to attend the discussion on October 12th? It was recorded on Facebook for viewing after the event.

Hear from Theo Stamos, Commonwealth's Attorney for Arlington County, Jay Farr, Chief of Arlington Police, Dr. John Palmieri, Behavioral Healthcare Division Chief, along with two parents regarding drug and alcohol use in Arlington.

The link is available on our FACEBOOK or HERE


Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data

What is it? Who participated? Why does it matter?

Arlington County has been conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) since 2001. It is an anonymous, voluntary survey administered to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in randomly selected classes in all Arlington Public School (APS) middle and high schools.  The survey helps to inform the community about the important factors impacting the wellbeing of youth and families in our community.

Arlington uses standard Center for Disease Control (CDC) questions whenever possible. Additionally, each year community stakeholders have the opportunity to request the addition of certain questions.

The survey focus areas include:

  • personal safety
  • use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD)
  • bullying, aggression, and violence
  • teen dating abuse
  • mental health, such as stress, suicide, and depression
  • sexual health (8th, 10th, and 12thgrade only)
  • nutrition and physical activity

Additional information about the survey can be found HERE.

Teen Volunteer Fair

Oct 21 - Teen Volunteer Fair

Middle & High school students can speak with representatives from many organizations to find volunteer opportunities.

Arlington Central Library, Auditorium
October 21st, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact: TNB.ICE@gmail.com

Red Rivvon Week

Oct 23 - 27 is Red Ribbon Week

The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.

Members of the Teen Network Board, working with the Substance Abuse Counselors at each of the high schools, plan events throughout the week to raise awareness. A listing of events will be posted on our Facebook Page throughout the week - like us on Facebook!

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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