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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While being physically present may not be an option right now due to #COVID19, there are still many other ways to #BeThe...
09/13/2020

While being physically present may not be an option right now due to #COVID19, there are still many other ways to #BeThere for someone else. Learn how you can get involved in National Suicide Prevention Month at alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=109758
#SPM20

When someone is struggling, one way to support them is to listen and let them share at their own speed. You can also off...
09/12/2020

When someone is struggling, one way to support them is to listen and let them share at their own speed. You can also offer to connect them to help. Learn more tips and check out resources for coping at alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=109758 Together, we #KeepGoing #SPM20

If you’ve lost someone to suicide, you’re not alone. The Lifeline is available 24/7 if you need someone to talk to. Call...
09/10/2020

If you’ve lost someone to suicide, you’re not alone. The Lifeline is available 24/7 if you need someone to talk to. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or find additional resources at alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=109758 #BeThe1To #SPM20

Join the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia for “Strengthening Resiliency and Preventing Suicide During th...
09/10/2020

Join the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia for “Strengthening Resiliency and Preventing Suicide During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Experts,” a virtual event on Tuesday, September 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more and register at preventitalexandria.org

Happy with your career and education choices? The Youth Development Team is inviting local professionals and college or ...
09/10/2020

Happy with your career and education choices? The Youth Development Team is inviting local professionals and college or technical school graduates to submit short videos about their choices to encourage Alexandria teens to learn about and explore college and career options. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/117296.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus ef...
09/10/2020

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. Learn how to get help for yourself or someone else: alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=109758 Together, we #KeepGoing

Wishing everyone a great first day of school! Whether virtual or in-person, this year will be different and challenging....
09/08/2020

Wishing everyone a great first day of school! Whether virtual or in-person, this year will be different and challenging. Check out our resource page to help you & your teen(s) navigate this unique year. https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=114384

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If someone you know is thinking about suicide, take the next step and #BeThe1To be there. Listen to their reasons for fe...
09/08/2020

If someone you know is thinking about suicide, take the next step and #BeThe1To be there. Listen to their reasons for feeling hopeless and in pain. Listen without judgment and with compassion and empathy. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=109758
#BeThere #SPM20

It can be hard to talk about your mental health, particularly if you’re struggling. But reaching out for help is a neces...
09/06/2020

It can be hard to talk about your mental health, particularly if you’re struggling. But reaching out for help is a necessary step to take in feeling better. It’s also a strong thing to do. Learn more about getting help at alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=109758 Together, we #KeepGoing #SPM20

If you think someone might be considering suicide, take the first step and #BeThe1To ask. Ask directly, “Are you thinkin...
09/04/2020

If you think someone might be considering suicide, take the first step and #BeThe1To ask. Ask directly, “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Learn more at https://bddy.me/3hYBs7v
#SPM20

09/04/2020
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Did you know that opioid addiction is a disease? It affects the brain and the body. But there is hope. Millions of lives are being transformed through treatment and recovery programs. Educate yourself and others. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Find out about opioids and treatment and recovery options at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

ACPS Family and Community Engagement Center - ACPS FACE Center
Alexandria Library
Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA

09/03/2020
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Did you know 46,802 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2018 involved opioids? Did you know that Narcan can save the life of someone who is overdosing on opioids? You can get this easy to use nasal spray for free. Educate yourself and others. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more about opioids and where you can pick up Narcan at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

ACPS Family and Community Engagement Center - ACPS FACE Center
Alexandria Library
Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA

09/02/2020
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Did you know that fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 50 times more potent than morphine? Or that fentanyl can be pressed into counterfeit pills without your knowledge? Educate yourself and others. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more about opioid misuse and treatment at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

ACPS Family and Community Engagement Center - ACPS FACE Center
Alexandria Library
Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA

Looking for available child care options? Watch a video of the “Virtual Child Care Open House,” an August 19 online even...
09/01/2020

Looking for available child care options? Watch a video of the “Virtual Child Care Open House,” an August 19 online event hosted by the Emergency Child Care Collaborative and Smart Beginnings Alexandria that featured 10 local child care and out of school time providers, including video walk-thrus of facilities and presentations about services. Learn more about the event and access the video at alexandriava.gov/117495.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Join us in promoting suicide prevention awareness in our community. If y...
09/01/2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Join us in promoting suicide prevention awareness in our community. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1.800.273.8255 to talk to someone now. You are not alone. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=109758.

09/01/2020
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Did you know that anyone can misuse or overdose on opioids? A family member or neighbor, friend or coworker could be at risk. Millions of Americans report misusing prescription drugs, and more than 46,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2018. Educate yourself and others. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more about opioid misuse and treatment at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

ACPS Family and Community Engagement Center - ACPS FACE Center
Alexandria Library
Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA

On September 1, the City’s Opioid Work Group is launching “Think you know about opioids? Think again,” a social media ca...
08/31/2020

On September 1, the City’s Opioid Work Group is launching “Think you know about opioids? Think again,” a social media campaign to raise awareness about opioids, misuse, overdose risks, treatment and recovery. The Work Group invites social media users to share four short videos and tag three others to share the content with their own networks. View and share the videos and access sample media posts at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

Why is City Hall lit up purple? Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, and the City is joining other communities...
08/31/2020

Why is City Hall lit up purple? Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, and the City is joining other communities around the world to raise awareness and understanding of addiction prevention and treatment. The lights will be up through September 1, the first day of National #RecoveryMonth. Learn more about this event and other opportunities to raise awareness at alexandriava.gov/117381. #EndOverdose #IOAD2020

Families, please participate in this online survey to help assess child care needs and preferences in Alexandria during ...
08/26/2020
Child Care Needs During the Pandemic

Families, please participate in this online survey to help assess child care needs and preferences in Alexandria during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Child Care Collaborative and Smart Beginnings Alexandria are working with regional partners on the Child Care Task Force to support families and providers facing child care challenges resulting from the pandemic. Your response will help them better understand and address the needs and preferences of all families in our community. The survey is open through Sunday, August 30.
https://www.research.net/r/AlexandriaVA-ChildCareNeedsDuringthePandemic

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For the latest information about resources and programs supporting the safety, self-sufficiency and well-being of reside...
08/24/2020

For the latest information about resources and programs supporting the safety, self-sufficiency and well-being of residents of Alexandria during #COVID19 and beyond, follow the Department of Community and Human Services on Facebook and Twitter. Share this post to help us get the word out to those in need.
facebook.com/DCHSAlexandriaVA/
twitter.com/DCHS_AlexVA

If someone at home is hurting you or someone else, make a call for help. We’re here for you. Learn more at alexandriava....
08/22/2020

If someone at home is hurting you or someone else, make a call for help. We’re here for you. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/ChildAbuse #VaSafetyKey #VaSafeAndSound

Happy with your career and education choices? The Youth Development Team is inviting local professionals and college or ...
08/21/2020

Happy with your career and education choices? The Youth Development Team is inviting local professionals and college or technical school graduates to submit short videos about their choices to encourage Alexandria teens to learn about and explore college and career options. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/117296.

Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA

If someone around you is a threat to you or a family member’s safety, please make a call for help. Learn more at alexand...
08/21/2020

If someone around you is a threat to you or a family member’s safety, please make a call for help. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/ChildAbuse #VaSafeAndSound

Anyone experiencing abuse or neglect deserves help. Calling for help is the first step. If it doesn’t look safe, sound s...
08/20/2020

Anyone experiencing abuse or neglect deserves help. Calling for help is the first step. If it doesn’t look safe, sound safe or feel safe, know that we are here to help. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/ChildAbuse #VaSafeAndSound

If something doesn’t look safe, sound safe or feel safe, know that we are here to help. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/C...
08/19/2020

If something doesn’t look safe, sound safe or feel safe, know that we are here to help. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/ChildAbuse #VaSafeAndSound

INFO :: The City has launched a free service to provide Spanish-speaking subscribers with accurate and timely text messa...
08/17/2020

INFO :: The City has launched a free service to provide Spanish-speaking subscribers with accurate and timely text messages. Topics include jobs and training; housing and rent assistance; food assistance; the public charge rule; healthcare and mental health; local COVID-19 information; childcare and more, including opportunities to make the voices of the Latinx community heard. Text ALEXINFOESP to 888777 to receive messages in Spanish from the City. For more information in Spanish, follow the link below.
https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=117119

The Alexandria Emergency Child Care Collaborative and Smart Beginnings Alexandria are hosting the Virtual Child Care Ope...
08/15/2020

The Alexandria Emergency Child Care Collaborative and Smart Beginnings Alexandria are hosting the Virtual Child Care Open House on August 19, 7-8:30 p.m., to showcase current child care programs available in Alexandria. Learn more about the event, including how to register, at alexandriava.gov/115056.

The City of Alexandria, Fairfax County and community partners are providing a regional Parent Support Line to offer a li...
08/14/2020

The City of Alexandria, Fairfax County and community partners are providing a regional Parent Support Line to offer a listening ear, parenting advice, support and tips to help navigate emotional and relational parenting issues. Call 703.324.7720 or text “SUPPORT” or “PARENTING” to 30644 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Support is available in English and Spanish. Visit preventitalexandria.org for more information.

The Department of Community and Human Services launched Facebook and Twitter accounts to broaden engagement with residen...
08/13/2020

The Department of Community and Human Services launched Facebook and Twitter accounts to broaden engagement with residents and partners and increase access to information about resources, services and programs that are improving the safety, self-sufficiency and well-being of Alexandrian residents. Follow now—and share this post to help get the word out to those impacted by #COVID19.
facebook.com/DCHSAlexandriaVA/
twitter.com/DCHS_AlexVA

We are so proud of the amazing youth leaders in our community who shared their experiences with advocacy and civic engag...
08/13/2020

We are so proud of the amazing youth leaders in our community who shared their experiences with advocacy and civic engagement during our annual Youth Leadership Conference this week.
Check out the Youth Development Team page for info about our programs and opportunities: https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/childrenfamily/default.aspx?id=50282

#YouthDay

With so much misinformation on the issues kids care about the most, parents are looking for answers to address their kid...
08/10/2020

With so much misinformation on the issues kids care about the most, parents are looking for answers to address their kid’s questions and worries. This is especially important for kids doing remote learning this fall. Join us this Thursday, August 13 at 7:30M ET on Zoom to learn tips and tricks from experts and local educators on how to navigate tough conversations with kids headed back to school. Register for FREE here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/114606639544

INFO :: The City has launched a free service to provide Spanish-speaking subscribers with accurate and timely text messa...
08/07/2020

INFO :: The City has launched a free service to provide Spanish-speaking subscribers with accurate and timely text messages. Topics include jobs and training; housing and rent assistance; food assistance; the public charge rule; healthcare and mental health; local COVID-19 information; childcare and more, including opportunities to make the voices of the Latinx community heard. Text ALEXINFOESP to 888777 to receive messages in Spanish from the City. For more information in Spanish, follow the link below.
https://www.alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=117119

Join NOVA Community College for a virtual conversation on August 12 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. about navigating college ...
08/05/2020

Join NOVA Community College for a virtual conversation on August 12 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. about navigating college options. Topics will include NOVA program options, dual enrollment and financial aid. Visit preventitalexandria.org to learn more, including how to register.

The coronavirus has forced many events to be cancelled but The Fund for Alexandria’s Child (The Fund) is transforming it...
08/05/2020

The coronavirus has forced many events to be cancelled but The Fund for Alexandria’s Child (The Fund) is transforming its annual in-person gala into a virtual event: “The Stay at Home Gala.” The event takes place on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. The event is free to attend. For more information and to register, visit: alexandriava.gov/TheFundForAlexChild.

Build your social justice muscles this summer by taking the 30-Day Challenge to learn, listen, explore and act to make p...
08/04/2020

Build your social justice muscles this summer by taking the 30-Day Challenge to learn, listen, explore and act to make positive change. Learn about our city’s history to understand the struggles, triumphs and legacies of African Americans across the nation and throughout the centuries. Learn more: alexandriava.gov/historic/info/default.aspx?id=116887

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