Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP)

Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) The Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy works collaboratively for and with youth to achieve lifetime success through active involvement and personal commitment.
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The City of Alexandria and community leaders will come together on June 2, 7-8:30 p.m., for the first in a series of vir...
06/01/2020

The City of Alexandria and community leaders will come together on June 2, 7-8:30 p.m., for the first in a series of virtual town halls in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man, who died at the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. Join online at zoom.us/j/95162556812 or by phone at 312.626.6799 using Meeting ID 951 6255 6812. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/DCHSConnectInfo.aspx?id=115670

Join us for Project Discovery's Virtual Student Recognition & Year End Celebration on June 9. Project Discovery prepares...
06/01/2020

Join us for Project Discovery's Virtual Student Recognition & Year End Celebration on June 9. Project Discovery prepares and supports low income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education. Register at projectdiscoveryendofyear.eventbrite.com

Alexandria Police Department Chief Brown has shared an open letter with the Alexandria community and Alexandria Police D...
06/01/2020

Alexandria Police Department Chief Brown has shared an open letter with the Alexandria community and Alexandria Police Department: alexandriava.gov/115657

Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

June is LGBTQ Pride Month. We can’t gather in person, so we are gathering online June 4-6 to Celebrate Alexandria Pride!...
06/01/2020

June is LGBTQ Pride Month. We can’t gather in person, so we are gathering online June 4-6 to Celebrate Alexandria Pride! Join us for workshops like "Gender and Sexuality Spectrums: What Are They and How Do They Affect Youth Relationships?" and "Shake Your Groove Thang!" Check out all 12 workshops and register at alexandriava.gov/LGBTQ.

INFO :: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people are newly fighting anxiety, depression and other mental health...
05/30/2020

INFO :: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people are newly fighting anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. Those with pre-existing conditions may be doubly challenged. The Department of Community and Human Services offers access to free anonymous mental health screening, as well as a variety of wellness resources. No one should suffer alone; treatment works. Visit alexandriava.gov/DCHS for more information.

Even though Sex Ed For All & Talking Is Power Month is wrapping up, conversations about staying healthy should continue ...
05/29/2020

Even though Sex Ed For All & Talking Is Power Month is wrapping up, conversations about staying healthy should continue year-round. Keep the conversations going and keep advocating! #SexEdForAll #TalkingIsPower

The top three places young people say they learn about sex are school, friends, and parents – in that order. Where did y...
05/28/2020

The top three places young people say they learn about sex are school, friends, and parents – in that order. Where did you learn about sex, love, and relationships?
#SexEdForAll #TalkingIsPower

Looking to add sex education into your homeschool routine? Check out resources compiled by SIECUS: Sex Ed For Social Cha...
05/27/2020

Looking to add sex education into your homeschool routine? Check out resources compiled by SIECUS: Sex Ed For Social Change for a one-stop shop to update your toolkit. Visit
alexandriava.gov/ACAP and click "Current Activities" to learn more. #SexEdForAll #TalkingIsPower

We've all had experiences with sex, love, and relationships. Why not share a lesson or two you have learned from these e...
05/22/2020

We've all had experiences with sex, love, and relationships. Why not share a lesson or two you have learned from these experiences with a young person in your life? TalkingIsPower #SexEdForAll

One way to get conversations started about sex and relationships is by watching a TV show or movie with your teen. Watch...
05/21/2020

One way to get conversations started about sex and relationships is by watching a TV show or movie with your teen. Watch one of their favorites, or share one of your childhood favorites, and talk about how things have changed. #TalkingIsPower #SexEdForAll

Now is an excellent opportunity to talk with the young people in your life. Try this conversation starter: Things are we...
05/20/2020

Now is an excellent opportunity to talk with the young people in your life. Try this conversation starter: Things are weird in the world right now. Are you worried about anything that you want to talk about? #SexEdForAll #TalkingIsPower

Whether you’re a parent, guardian, educator, provider, or mentor, the young people in your life have a lot to learn from...
05/19/2020

Whether you’re a parent, guardian, educator, provider, or mentor, the young people in your life have a lot to learn from you. Starting conversations about consensual sex and effective birth control has the power to change EVERYTHING. Go to https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/childrenfamily/default.aspx?id=115066 for tips from Power to Decide on how to continue being a champion to the young people in your life. #TalkingIsPower #SexEdForAll

Being a parent is hard.  Being a parent during a pandemic is harder.  Learn practical tips and strategies, informed by b...
05/18/2020

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent during a pandemic is harder. Learn practical tips and strategies, informed by brain science, to help you get through these challenging times during "Pandemic Parenting: Brain Science, Help, and Hope" TODAY, May 18 at 3 p.m. #TalkingIsPower

Register at register.gotowebinar.com/register/1637378829181057035

Calling all sex ed advocates! Join the #SexEdForAll Video Challenge and share why comprehensive sex education is importa...
05/15/2020

Calling all sex ed advocates! Join the #SexEdForAll Video Challenge and share why comprehensive sex education is important to you. For details, check out our current events page at alexandriava.gov/ACAP

This week during #SexEdForAll month, we’re focusing on providing digital sex ed resources directly to youth. Check out o...
05/12/2020

This week during #SexEdForAll month, we’re focusing on providing digital sex ed resources directly to youth. Check out our Teen page at alexandriava.gov/ACAP for youth friendly resources and information.

Plus, teens that have questions about sex or relationships can use our text line! Just text “sex” or “acap” to 30644. #SexEdForAll #TalkingIsPower

May is Sex Ed For All and Talking is Power Month!  ACAP is joining a group of national sexual and reproductive health, r...
05/11/2020

May is Sex Ed For All and Talking is Power Month! ACAP is joining a group of national sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations to voice our collective commitment to work toward a world where all young people — no matter where they live, or how they identify — receive the high-quality, evidence-based sex education they deserve. In these challenging times of COVID-19 our campaign will focus on digital action steps, encouraging open and honest conversations about sex—as families spend time together at home. Check back here, alexandriava.gov/ACAP or @ACAP_VA on Twitter for information, resources and tips all month long.

May 9 is the last day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult...
05/09/2020

May 9 is the last day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the COVID-19 crisis. Taking an active role in protecting our own well-being and happiness in times of stress is important to building resilience. Explore 20 ways you can celebrate resilience on #SelfCareSaturday at alexandriava.gov/115020.

May 8 is the sixth day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficul...
05/08/2020

May 8 is the sixth day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the COVID-19 crisis. Today, practice acts of kindness and friendship. Explore 20 ways you can celebrate resilience on #FriendlyFriday at alexandriava.gov/115020.

May 7 is the fifth day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficul...
05/07/2020

May 7 is the fifth day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the COVID-19 crisis. Where do you find tranquility? What brings calm into your life? Explore 20 ways you can celebrate resilience on #TranquilityThursday at alexandriava.gov/115020.

May 6 is the fourth day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficu...
05/06/2020

May 6 is the fourth day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the COVID-19 crisis. Fun and play are important ways we can build resilience in ourselves and the children in our community. Explore 20 ways you can celebrate resilience on #WhimsicalWednesday at alexandriava.gov/115020.

May 5 is the third day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficul...
05/05/2020

May 5 is the third day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the COVID-19 crisis. Understanding past trauma in ourselves and others helps us build resiliency. Explore 20 ways you can celebrate resilience on #TraumaInformedTuesday at alexandriava.gov/115020

May 4 is the second day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficu...
05/04/2020

May 4 is the second day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the current health crisis. Mindfulness is a practice that can help us build resilience. Explore 20 ways you can celebrate resilience on #MindfulMonday at alexandriava.gov/115020.

May 3 is the first day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficul...
05/03/2020

May 3 is the first day of #ResilienceWeekVA. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the COVID-19 crisis. What is your sanctuary? How do you find refuge? Explore 20 ways you can celebrate resilience on #SanctuarySunday at alexandriava.gov/115020

Next week, ACAP is participating in the first annual Resilience Week Virginia, May 3-9. As part of that event, we will b...
05/01/2020

Next week, ACAP is participating in the first annual Resilience Week Virginia, May 3-9. As part of that event, we will be sharing daily ideas on how to build resilience in our personal lives, families and community. Building resilience can help us and our community bounce back from difficult experiences, like the COVID-19 crisis. To learn more about this event, the importance of resilience and how you can become involved, visit alexandriava.gov/115020. #ResilienceWeekVA

Many people are experiencing a range of emotions in the wake of COVID-19. Use this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme as a way...
04/29/2020

Many people are experiencing a range of emotions in the wake of COVID-19. Use this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme as a way to talk with youth about what they are feeling and how now, more than ever, it’s important to stay drug free. http://healthieralexandria.org/Sapca/content.aspx?id=71176#fastfacts The Red Ribbon Campaign

Do you know what counts as one standard alcoholic drink? The amount of liquid in a glass, can, or bottle does not always...
04/24/2020

Do you know what counts as one standard alcoholic drink? The amount of liquid in a glass, can, or bottle does not always match up to how much alcohol is in a drink. Learn more at
https://bddy.me/3bC4B53

Image credit: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Some people try to use alcohol to deal with physical or emotional pain, but research has shown that it can make pain wor...
04/23/2020

Some people try to use alcohol to deal with physical or emotional pain, but research has shown that it can make pain worse. Learn about City resources available to help those dealing with pain.https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/dchs/info/Assistance%20from%20Distance_DCHS_March2020.pdf

Modeling healthy coping mechanisms is one crucial way parents and caring adults can help prevent youth substance use and...
04/22/2020
SAPCA Reminds Residents of Healthy Coping Practices, Dangers of Alcohol

Modeling healthy coping mechanisms is one crucial way parents and caring adults can help prevent youth substance use and abuse in our community. If adults model that substances are needed to relieve stress or cope, it can send the wrong message to youth. https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/DCHSConnectInfo.aspx?id=114861

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and SAPCA reminds Alexandrians of the dangers of substance misuse and the importance of incorporating healthy coping practices as one component of building resilient families, youth and communities.

During a crisis like COVID-19, the risk for intimate partner and domestic violence increases. The City of Alexandria Sex...
04/22/2020

During a crisis like COVID-19, the risk for intimate partner and domestic violence increases. The City of Alexandria Sexual Assault Center and the Domestic Violence Program want survivors and victims to know they are not alone. Both programs are open during the COVID-19 health crisis, hotlines are available 24/7 and advocates are ready to listen and help. Learn more about resources and how you can help raise awareness and support survivors during the COVID-19 crisis at alexandriava.gov/SexualViolence or alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence. #SAAM #IAsk

Help spread the word about the 2020 Virtual Consent Summit! Teens that participate will be able to learn from activists,...
04/21/2020

Help spread the word about the 2020 Virtual Consent Summit! Teens that participate will be able to learn from activists, experts and agencies across the country about a range of topics, including consent and healthy relationships. Learn more at https://bddy.me/2xQ8t3R

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