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Mental Health and Addiction Resources
in Fauquier and Rappahannock

Phone: (540) 341-8732
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GET HELP NOW

MEDICAL EMERGENCY ▼
MEDICAL EMERGENCY ▲
If you are experiencing a MEDICAL EMERGENCY:
CALL 9-1-1
MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS ▼
MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS ▲
If you are experiencing MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS:
Call Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services 24/7 CRISIS LINE
CALL (540) 825-5656
For the 24/7 National SUICIDE PREVENTION Lifeline
CALL (800) 273-8255
For the 24/7 CRISIS TEXT LINE:
Text "Home" to 741-741
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Youth and Family Initiative for a Healthy Community

Supporting Our Children and Youth

The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County believes that supporting our children and youth is vitally important for a healthy community. We do this by:

  • Helping them build self-esteem, coping skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Identifying young people who are struggling and getting them immediate help.

Did you know?

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth

50%

of mental health issues
begin by age 14;
75% by age 24

30%

of youth in Fauquier
have had symptoms
of depression

400

local youth use drugs
at least 3x per week and are
at risk of addiction

Youth and Family Initiative Overview

The Youth and Family Initiative has progressed through these stages of research, planning, and implementation:

Mental Health Association of Fauquier County Pride Survey graph chart image

  1. PRIDE Survey conducted in FCPS middle and high schools in Oct 2015 – 4450 respondents
  2. Community Dialogue on Mental Health and Substance Use held in April 2016 – 90+ participants
  3. Recommendations from Dialogue in four goal areas
  4. Additional goals added to address the opioid epidemic specifically
  5. Work teams formed for each goal
  6. Mental Health School Coalition, facilitated by Mental Health Association, is coordinating body for the work of the teams

Organizations/individuals involved to date in the Initiative Work Teams:

Mental Health Association of Fauquier County
Fauquier County Public Schools
Rappahannock County Public Schools
Children’s Services (CSA)
Fauquier Sheriff’s Office
Fauquier CADRE
Fauquier Community Child Care
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
Boys and Girls Club
Verdun
Marianne Clyde Holistic Health Center
Chrysalis Counseling
Juvenile Court Services

Fauquier Department of Social Services
Fauquier Health
Families Overcoming Drug Addiction (FODA)
Come As You Are Coalition (CAYA)
Parent Resource Center
School Support Council
Families 4 Fauquier
Fauquier Health Neo-natal Unit
Healthy Families
Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center
Warrenton Town Police
Faith community representatives
NAACP

GOAL 1:
Decrease stigma and increase early identification of youth at risk of mental health problems or addiction through comprehensive awareness campaign
GOAL 2:
Implement evidence-based Prevention Programs
GOAL 3:
Increase availability of and access to treatment services
GOAL 4:
Support parents in dealing with mental health and substance use issues
GOAL 5:
Assist in addressing the Opioid Epidemic in our area
GOAL 6:
Putting it all together: Develop wellness/resource/information and referral center

Goal 1

PROJECT LEADS:

Sallie Morgan, MHAFC
Frank Finn, FCPS

OBJECTIVES

Train 1000+ people in Youth Mental Health First Aid

Inform community of:

  • Progress toward meeting our goals
  • How to access prevention and treatment programs
  • Resources like Check-in/Check-out available thru FCPS
  • Early Identification Campaign re. MH and SU Disorders
  • Prevention and early ID of pregnant women and substance use
  • Opioid/Heroin Awareness campaign
  • Involve students in messaging to peers

STRATEGIES

Hire marketing expertise to design campaign

Work with SADD, Project Purple groups at high schools to develop messaging for kiosks and other distribution

Faith community awareness initiative

Send teams from local high schools to YADAPP conference and help them with peer messaging when they return

PROGRESS 8/1/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid: 1050+ trained to date

CAYA: 5K Run in Sept. (awareness and fundraising)

Chris Herren made presentations to Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper high schools in 2017 and Fauquier middle schools in 2018. Community forum held Nov. 2017 with local resource fair

MHAFC/PATH hosted workshop with Frameworks (social research group) on effective messaging, and are working with a marketing firm to design an awareness campaign targeted to parents and to youth

MHAFC is conducting outreach to faith community

Youth Initiative is coordinating efforts with regional CRUSH and Health Department.

Resilience” film and resource fair held March 2017

Workshop May 2, 2017 with National Council for Behavioral Health to develop comprehensive awareness plan

Fauquier High School and Highland sent teams to YADAPP in July 2018.

Goal 2

PROJECT LEAD:

Kathleen Weghorst, CADRE

OBJECTIVES

Research current prevention programs in schools and community

Assess gaps in prevention programming

Research evidence-based programs

STRATEGIES

Hire a consultant from National Council for Behavioral Health to assist in development of a comprehensive and coordinated Prevention Program

PROGRESS 8/1/2018

CADRE Lock Your Meds program being implemented in community

True Stories program available for local groups

MHAFC has developed info and prevention programs and is offering those to churches and community groups

FCPS/Community team reviewed and selected 5 prevention program options –

  • Operation Prevention
  • True Stories
  • Truth About Drugs
  • Botvin Life Skills
  • Signs of Suicide and Second Act
  • Workshop May 2017 with National Council for Behavioral Health to develop comprehensive prevention plan

Goal 3

PROJECT LEAD:

Sallie Morgan, MHAFC

OBJECTIVES

Develop comprehensive resource database of all MH/SA providers

Identify service gaps and develop plan to address gaps:
Explore use of telemedicine
Increase medication assisted treatment options

Explore drug court model

Encourage providers to work with schools on Check-in/Check-out as a resources to assist at risk students

Research need for an evaluation, information, referral center

PROGRESS 8/1/2018

MHAFC resource database has been updated and expanded to include substance use resources

CAYA/CRUSH trifold on Substance Use resource being distributed

RRCS received grant for treating SUD in ages 16-25 effective August 2018

Free Clinic piloting Collaborative Care utilizing tele-therapy and tele psychiatry (model for evaluation, information, referral center)

Goal 4

PROJECT LEAD:

Marilyn McCombe

OBJECTIVES

Assess parents needs

Involve parents in solutions

Develop strategies to meet parents needs

Explore development of Parent Resource Center in community

PROGRESS 8/1/2018

FODA support group

Parent survey distributed – 1100 responses

Parent committee developing workshops: What parents need to know about Substance Use, etc.

Goal 5

PROJECT LEAD:

John Waldeck, Mental Health Association

OBJECTIVES

Identify opioid/SUD specific prevention programs and implement in schools and in community settings

Community Awareness Campaign

Train Recovery coaches

Advocate for MH/SUD therapist to provide services in local jail

Develop system of care to identify and support addicted pregnant women and their babies

  • Referral/access at NICU
  • Case management
  • Mediation Assisted Treatment
  • SUD treatment
  • Educate community on effects of drugs and where to go for help

PROGRESS 8/1/2018

Operation Prevention and other prevention resources available to schools in fall 2017

True Stories prevention Program available to community groups

Parent committee developing workshops: What parents need to know about Substance Use

Recovery Coaches trained – CAYA

CAYA training on responding to overdose – waiting on clarification of Narcan distribution

Lock Your Meds program being implemented by CADRE

Police and Church Coalition and other ministers working on involving churches

SpiritWorks offering SA services in jail and Recovery Center

MHAFC hosted conference on treatment of opioid addiction Oct. 2017 at Fauquier Health

Goal 6

PROJECT LEAD:

Sallie Morgan, Mental Health Association

OBJECTIVES

Mental Health Association of Faquier County, Free Clinic and RRCS have worked with PATH Foundation to develop a plan to meet behavioral health needs in region

PROGRESS 8/1/2018

PATH Foundation has completed long term behavioral health plan for the community which includes goals around prevention, awareness, and increasing treatment and support options

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