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September 24, 2018

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness

We are sharing information about 2 upcoming events below - open to all community members! Please register so we know how many people to expect. If you're unable to attend, but would like additional information on resources available, check out our website.

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SOS Suicide Prevent - Sept 27th 7:00pm

Join APS and be a part of the community's suicide prevention efforts. Together we will learn about the SOS Signs of Suicide program that will be implemented in our middle and high schools this year.

Participants will leanr about protective factors to keeps kids safe, and will have an opportunity to learn more about school, community and county resources.

FREE | Registration is Required
Sept 27, 2018 7:00 - 8:30

Syphax Education Center
2110 Washington Blvd., Room 454
Arlington, VA 22204

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Talk Saves Lives - Oct 3rd at 6:30pm

Please join us on October 3rd 6:30 - 8:00 at the Shirlington Library for a presentation and discussion "Talk Saves Lives" - Refreshments and Resources will be available!

Talk Saves Lives is a brief introduction to suicide prevention. Learn the warning signs and risk factors for suicide, and how we can help prevent it together.

FREE | Register Here

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 6:30 - 8:30
Walter Reed Community Center
2909 16th Street South, Arlington, VA 22204

Please join us for Arlington's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff event on Thursday, October 4th. Featuring community leaders and local activist Kate Ranta: Survivor Inspired Speak Up - SISU.

Kate Ranta is the mother of two boys, a marketing professional, and a survivor of domestic and gun violence. She and her father survived two bullets each when her ex-husband shot them. The couple's young son witnessed the shooting. Kate has been a gun control activist for nearly six years, has appeared in documentary films, in national media, and on expert panels. She leverages her story to raise awareness about violence against women and the deadly intersection between domestic and gun violence.


Strengthening Families

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Want to improve children’s behavior and strengthen family bonds?

Strengthening Families Program at Carlin Springs ES - Free program for Arlington County 4th-5th graders and their families to work together over 7 weeks on communication skills and stress management. Parents gain techniques in effective discipline while students learn to resist peer pressure, understand consequences, and solve problems constructively. Weekly sessions are highly interactive and include role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects. 

Class for 4th-5th graders and their parents/caregivers is on Wednesday nights from Oct. 3 – Nov. 28 from 6:00-8:15 pm at Carlin Springs ES, 5995 5th Rd S.

  • Dinner and childcare are included.
  • Classes are in English and Spanish.

Visit www.StrengtheningFamiliesArlington.com 
or contact SFP Coordinator Lainie Morgan at LMorgan@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-1529


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OCTOBER 26, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
2100 Washington Blvd. Lower Level Auditorium
Arlington, VA 22204

Stewards of Children - Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
"Increase Your Awareness to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse"

Hosted by Arlington County Child Advocacy Center
Stewards of Children by Darkness to Light


Topics Covered:

  • Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse
  • The types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur
  • Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse
  • The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults
  • The signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly

What Outcomes You Can Expect:

  • Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse
  • New skills to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
  • Individual commitment to action via a personal prevention plan

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Contact Information

Chair: Anne O'Brien
Vice Chair: Sheila Fleischhacker

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
Project Family: Cheryl Fuentes, Coordinator 703-228-1549

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