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November 5, 2018

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The Arlington READY Coalition invites parents and teens to start the conversation NOW:

  • Join us for an evening of talking, listening & working together.
  • Learn & practice having meaningful conversations about drugs, alcohol & vaping.

Who Should Attend? EVERYONE from ANY SCHOOL!  Middle and High School Families!

We want to bring together parents, caregivers, teachers, students, all other interested adults and youth to gain some tips about having these conversations. REGISTER TODAY!

Resource Tables and Information Available beginning at 5:30.

Light Refreshments will be served.

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November 8, 7:00 - 9:00pm. Syphax Education Center Room 452/454

Join us for a panel discussion with a variety of mental health professionals and community leaders. While the discussion will be geared toward youth mental  health services, our panel can address questions about broader local services as well.

  • Panel Introductions: Mental Wellness/Mental Health Supports and Services

APS Counseling Services Perspective Supervisor of Counseling Services, Pam McClellan and Director of Counseling Susan Holland – To include introduction of Comprehensive Mental Health Teams

APS Psychological Services Perspective - Gregory Myers, Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) at Wakefield High School

APS Social Workers Perspective - Mary Dolby McDonald, LCSW Virginia Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Williamsburg Middle

Arlington’s Department of Human Services Perspective – Linh Nghe, Supervisor of Children's Behavioral Health Bureau/Behavioral Health Wellness Services and Laura Ragins, Psy.D. Arlington County DHS/CFSD/BHD Assessment Unit Supervisor & Arlington County CAC Director

NAMI Support Group and Parent PerspectiveMichelle Best

Moms Demand Action Elizabeth Ryan or Saira Smith -Be SMART for Kids Initiative

Questions? E-mail info@arlingtonsepta.org http://www.arlingtonsepta.org/

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Nov 9 - Teen Volunteer Fair

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

Arlington Central Library, Auditorium Nov 9, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact: TNB.ICE@gmail.com 703-228-1506

Child Care Initiative

Child Care Survey - please participate!

The County Government is working to improve Availability, Accessibility, and Quality of child care in Arlington.

 To improve child care, we need to know what works and what does not work with the current situation.  Every person’s experience with child care is unique.  In order to fully understand the needs of the diverse Arlington community, we want to hear from as many perspectives as possible.  That is why we created the Community Survey, which is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Mongolian, and Vietnamese.

 We are asking for your help to get this survey out to as many people who live and work in Arlington as possible.  The survey will be open through November 16th, and can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChildCareInitiative

If you have any questions, or need hard copies of the survey please reach out to Brian Bickers at 703-228-1595 or bbickers@arlingtonva.us

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Nov 7 4:00pm Community Report Meeting
Sequoia 1 Room A

Nov 8 6:00 – 7:30 It’s All Good, Until It’s Not,
Kenmore Middle School

Nov 10 11:00 – 1:00 Teen Volunteer Fair
Central Library Auditorium

Nov 13 6:00 – 8:00pm Your Voice Matters Data Exploration
Sequoia 2 Room 112

Nov 14 6:00 – 8:00pm READY Coalition presents Let’s Talk about Touchy Topics
Walter Reed Community Center

Nov 17 10 – 3 Community Health & Wellness Fair
The Springs Apartments, 555 N. Thomas Street, 22203

Nov 18 4:00 – 8:00 ECDC’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the Ethiopian Community Development Council 903 S. Highland Street 22204

Nov 22 Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26 7:00 Creating a Yorktown Community of Caring: A Program on Substance Use
Yorktown High School Auditorium

Nov 28 6:00 – 8:00pm APCYF Meeting
Sequoia 1 Auditorium



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
Project Family: ProjectFamily@Arlingtonva.us 703-228-5564

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