Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board Proudly providing public mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, prevention and early intervention services since 1970. Founded in 1970, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) provides public mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, and prevention/early intervention services to the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

RACSB operates five outpatient clinics which provide individual, group and family therapy; specialized counseling and case management services; psychological assessment; 24-hour crisis intervention; and medication management services. RACSB operates 13 group homes for adults with intellectual disability providing 24-hour intensive and structured support as well as the Myers Drive Respite Group Hom

RACSB operates five outpatient clinics which provide individual, group and family therapy; specialized counseling and case management services; psychological assessment; 24-hour crisis intervention; and medication management services. RACSB operates 13 group homes for adults with intellectual disability providing 24-hour intensive and structured support as well as the Myers Drive Respite Group Hom

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“There is some progress being made and the earlier kids get identified, the earlier they can access services that they m...
12/04/2021
New data suggests 1 in 44 US children affected by autism | AP News

“There is some progress being made and the earlier kids get identified, the earlier they can access services that they might need to improve their developmental outcome,” said CDC researcher and co-author Kelly Shaw.

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that among 8-year-olds, 1 in 44 had be...

A very special delivery at our Jackson Street facility.
12/04/2021

A very special delivery at our Jackson Street facility.

A very special delivery at our Jackson Street facility.

The drug scene has changed. Parents are advised to keep an eye out for everything from new synthetic drugs to stronger f...
12/03/2021

The drug scene has changed. Parents are advised to keep an eye out for everything from new synthetic drugs to stronger forms of ma*****na. Learn more about the new trends, attend a Virtual Hidden In Plain Sight presentation on December 9, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.
Register for access here: https://bit.ly/HIPS12-2021

The drug scene has changed. Parents are advised to keep an eye out for everything from new synthetic drugs to stronger forms of ma*****na. Learn more about the new trends, attend a Virtual Hidden In Plain Sight presentation on December 9, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.
Register for access here: https://bit.ly/HIPS12-2021

Help us pick a winner! We're holding a gift basket auction as a fundraiser for our Rappahannock United Way workplace cam...
12/03/2021

Help us pick a winner! We're holding a gift basket auction as a fundraiser for our Rappahannock United Way workplace campaign. Teams created these awesome gift collections. They will win prizes for the basket that brings in the most bids and the basket that brings in the most money. Plus, there will be a popular vote decided right here on Facebook! The basket that gets the most likes will also win a prize. So pick your favorite basket and give it a thumbs up or a heart. The picture that has the most likes and loves by Monday at noon will be declared the people's choice.

Kyle, Jay and Wendy had a great time learning about and exploring the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond yesterday.
12/03/2021

Kyle, Jay and Wendy had a great time learning about and exploring the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond yesterday.

In tonight’s Prevention Storytime “The Nuts Keep Rolling,” Hazel and Wally Nut are small, but want to be big. So, they r...
12/02/2021
Prevention Storytime: The Nuts Keep Rolling

In tonight’s Prevention Storytime “The Nuts Keep Rolling,” Hazel and Wally Nut are small, but want to be big. So, they roll through the sticky mud and as they roll, they get bigger and bigger. See what happens as Prevention Specialist Sherry Thompson takes you along on their rolling adventure.
https://youtu.be/Dk5C901ee30

Are you familiar with the term "drugged driving?" It's driving under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter medicati...
12/02/2021
Getting High and Driving | Just Think Twice

Are you familiar with the term "drugged driving?" It's driving under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs.

A reported 22% of teens admitted that it's common for their friends to drive while high on ma*****na. With vehicle accidents being the leading cause of death among people aged 16 to 19, it's imperative to talk with teens about the impacts drugs and alcohol have on their cognitive and driving abilities.

More and more studies of drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents have found an increasing number of these drivers testing positive for at least one drug.

Here's some more information about the new life of our greenhouse from 601 Lafayette Blvd.
12/02/2021
Greenhouse2

Here's some more information about the new life of our greenhouse from 601 Lafayette Blvd.

Volunteers with Downtown Greens finish taking apart the greenhouse at the old Roxbury Farm and Garden Center in downtown Fredericksburg. That greenhouse wil...

“One thing we have found is that the rates of mental health problems among kids, particularly depression and anxiety, ha...
12/01/2021
Pandemic reveals depth of children’s mental health needs

“One thing we have found is that the rates of mental health problems among kids, particularly depression and anxiety, have doubled during the pandemic,” she said. About one in four children is experiencing depression, and one in five is experiencing anxiety. There are also reports of increased behavior problems, especially among children with ADHD and autism, and rising substance use among teens, she said.

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the depth of mental health problems among children. At a webinar Tuesday, Karestan Koenen, a Harvard professor of psychiatric epidemiology, gave a snapshot of the mental health status of children. It was a disconcerting picture.

Want to be part of our team of superheroes? We're holding a job fair for LPNs and RNs for our mental health crisis stabi...
11/30/2021

Want to be part of our team of superheroes? We're holding a job fair for LPNs and RNs for our mental health crisis stabilization program. You will make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing mental health crises. And there's a $2,500 hiring bonus for nurses! The job fair will be Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m. at 600 Jackson Street in Fredericksburg.

Want to be part of our team of superheroes? We're holding a job fair for LPNs and RNs for our mental health crisis stabilization program. You will make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing mental health crises. And there's a $2,500 hiring bonus for nurses! The job fair will be Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m. at 600 Jackson Street in Fredericksburg.

Thank you so much to B101.5 for this awesome video previewing our annual holiday greenery sale. Customers can shop at 75...
11/30/2021
RAAI Trees

Thank you so much to B101.5 for this awesome video previewing our annual holiday greenery sale. Customers can shop at 750 Kings Highway in Stafford County Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rappahannock Adult Activities has lots of greenery to help deck the halls! At 750 Kings Highway in Stafford you have the choice of fresh trees, wreaths, gar...

For caregivers of military families, we know the stress of managing responsibilities, tasks, and other needs may take a ...
11/29/2021

For caregivers of military families, we know the stress of managing responsibilities, tasks, and other needs may take a toll — physically, emotionally, and mentally.

With the number of roles and responsibilities caregivers take on, it can be difficult to care for one’s own well-being.

Knowing how and when to seek support can be challenging, and life events, careers, families, and other stressors can distract caregivers from seeking care. It is important to know available resources in your area, identify helpful self-care strategies, and identify a support network to help you through those tough times.

Visit lockandtalk.org/VACares to learn more about important resources in your community and connect to help today.

For caregivers of military families, we know the stress of managing responsibilities, tasks, and other needs may take a toll — physically, emotionally, and mentally.

With the number of roles and responsibilities caregivers take on, it can be difficult to care for one’s own well-being.

Knowing how and when to seek support can be challenging, and life events, careers, families, and other stressors can distract caregivers from seeking care. It is important to know available resources in your area, identify helpful self-care strategies, and identify a support network to help you through those tough times.

Visit lockandtalk.org/VACares to learn more about important resources in your community and connect to help today.

Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks within two hours for women and five or more drinks within two hours for...
11/27/2021

Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks within two hours for women and five or more drinks within two hours for men.

According to the CDC, "binge drinking is the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States."

Together, let's make positive and responsible decisions.

Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks within two hours for women and five or more drinks within two hours for men.

According to the CDC, "binge drinking is the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States."

Together, let's make positive and responsible decisions.

11/25/2021

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."
–Melody Beattie

Our annual holiday greenery sale starts today! This year, we also have cocoa kits and ornaments made by the individuals ...
11/24/2021
Deck Your Halls and Warm Your Hearts - Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Our annual holiday greenery sale starts today! This year, we also have cocoa kits and ornaments made by the individuals who attend
Rappahannock Adult Activities - RAAI.

Trying to create a picture-perfect holiday? Our annual greenery sale offers the chance to deck your halls and warm your heart. This year’s sale starts Nov. 24 and features fresh trees, wreaths, garland and poinsettias. It also features hot cocoa kits and ornaments created by the individuals who at...

As caregivers of military families, Military OneSource is available 24/7 to information, answers and support to help you...
11/24/2021

As caregivers of military families, Military OneSource is available 24/7 to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.

Visit Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. Learn more about ways Military OneSource serves military families by visiting https://www.militaryonesource.mil/about-us/#serve

Join the talk about mental wellness today and learn more about vital resources for caregivers at lockandtalk.org/VACares

As caregivers of military families, Military OneSource is available 24/7 to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.

Visit Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. Learn more about ways Military OneSource serves military families by visiting https://www.militaryonesource.mil/about-us/#serve

Join the talk about mental wellness today and learn more about vital resources for caregivers at lockandtalk.org/VACares

We know many of us are excited to go home for the holidays. For some of us, that also means going out to celebrate and c...
11/24/2021

We know many of us are excited to go home for the holidays. For some of us, that also means going out to celebrate and consume alcohol. According to the CDC, excessive drinking is responsibly for more than 3,500 deaths and 210,000 years of potential life lost among people under age 21 each year.

Together, let's make positive and responsible choices.

We know many of us are excited to go home for the holidays. For some of us, that also means going out to celebrate and consume alcohol. According to the CDC, excessive drinking is responsibly for more than 3,500 deaths and 210,000 years of potential life lost among people under age 21 each year.

Together, let's make positive and responsible choices.

Did you know teens and young adults are the biggest misusers of prescription pain medication 💊?This National #Veterans a...
11/20/2021

Did you know teens and young adults are the biggest misusers of prescription pain medication 💊?

This National #Veterans and #MilitaryFamilies Month, talk 💬 with your kids about prescription drug safety. Military parents and caregivers can start the conversation with this #TalkTheyHearYou brochure from SAMHSA ⬇️https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/opioid-brochure_military-r14f_508c.pdf

Did you know teens and young adults are the biggest misusers of prescription pain medication 💊?

This National #Veterans and #MilitaryFamilies Month, talk 💬 with your kids about prescription drug safety. Military parents and caregivers can start the conversation with this #TalkTheyHearYou brochure from SAMHSA ⬇️https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/opioid-brochure_military-r14f_508c.pdf

International Survivors of Su***de Loss Day is observed on November 20th. It's an opportunity for survivors of su***de l...
11/20/2021

International Survivors of Su***de Loss Day is observed on November 20th. It's an opportunity for survivors of su***de loss to come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience. We recognize the ripple effect of su***de loss and reaffirm our commitment to fostering a community free of su***de.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of su***de, please know you aren't alone. Help is available. RACSB Emergency Services Therapists are available 24/7: 540-373-6876.

Or call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also text "hello" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

International Survivors of Su***de Loss Day is observed on November 20th. It's an opportunity for survivors of su***de loss to come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience. We recognize the ripple effect of su***de loss and reaffirm our commitment to fostering a community free of su***de.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of su***de, please know you aren't alone. Help is available. RACSB Emergency Services Therapists are available 24/7: 540-373-6876.

Or call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also text "hello" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

What is your favorite family friendly fall warm drink? How about this warm apple cider for those cool fall nights. Try i...
11/18/2021

What is your favorite family friendly fall warm drink? How about this warm apple cider for those cool fall nights. Try it and let us know what you think.

What is your favorite family friendly fall warm drink? How about this warm apple cider for those cool fall nights. Try it and let us know what you think.

With reports coming out yesterday about an estimated 100,000 Americans dying of drug overdoses in 12 months during the p...
11/18/2021

With reports coming out yesterday about an estimated 100,000 Americans dying of drug overdoses in 12 months during the pandemic, we want to remind the community that RACSB is here to help. We offer medication assisted treatment, counseling, case management, and more. Visit www.rappahannockareacsb.org to learn more.

With reports coming out yesterday about an estimated 100,000 Americans dying of drug overdoses in 12 months during the pandemic, we want to remind the community that RACSB is here to help. We offer medication assisted treatment, counseling, case management, and more. Visit www.rappahannockareacsb.org to learn more.

Have you been using your Kindness this week? It's always good to practice and show someone we care. See what these child...
11/17/2021
Kids explain Kindness

Have you been using your Kindness this week? It's always good to practice and show someone we care. See what these children say about "Kindness".
https://youtu.be/cFmZV5THGYc

Kindness can start at a young age and continue throughout a lifetime. We had a group of kids come in and explain to us what kindness is to them. The results ...

VA’s Caregiver Support Program (CSP) website offers tips, tools, and other information and services to family members an...
11/16/2021

VA’s Caregiver Support Program (CSP) website offers tips, tools, and other information and services to family members and friends who care for Veterans.

CSP resources include online courses, in-person classes, telephone support, and peer support. Among CSP resources are caregiver self-care courses: in-person training sessions that focus on supporting and meeting the needs of caregivers. Topics include managing stress, problem-solving and effective communication, taking care of yourself, and using technology.

CSP also provides a Caregiver Support Line to connect caregivers with VA services and local support.

To access self-care courses and other resources for caregivers of Veterans of all service eras, or to connect with a Caregiver Support Coordinator, visit www.caregiver.va.gov or call VA’s Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274.

VA’s Caregiver Support Program (CSP) website offers tips, tools, and other information and services to family members and friends who care for Veterans.

CSP resources include online courses, in-person classes, telephone support, and peer support. Among CSP resources are caregiver self-care courses: in-person training sessions that focus on supporting and meeting the needs of caregivers. Topics include managing stress, problem-solving and effective communication, taking care of yourself, and using technology.

CSP also provides a Caregiver Support Line to connect caregivers with VA services and local support.

To access self-care courses and other resources for caregivers of Veterans of all service eras, or to connect with a Caregiver Support Coordinator, visit www.caregiver.va.gov or call VA’s Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274.

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600 Jackson St
Fredericksburg, VA
22401-5719

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+15403733223

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Outpatient Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Residential Services, Emergency Services, Crisis Stabilization Program at The Sunshine Lady House for Mental Health Wellness and Recovery, Kenmore Club, Rappahannock Adult Activities, Day Support Services, Case Management, Early Intervention, Project LINK, Prevention Services, Parent Education - Infant Development Program, Crisis Intervention Team, DARE To Be You, Second Step, Too Good for Drugs, Program for Teen Parents, HALO, Mental Health First Aid, Medication Management, Psychiatry

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At RACSB, we are committed to helping community members lead the best lives possible. We help babies speak their first words and adults with severe mental illness take their first steps back into the community. Whether you have a brief bout of depression, a debilitating mental illness, or a crippling addiction, we have outpatient services to help. For adults with developmental disability and their families, we offer top-notch care. We have proudly served the Fredericksburg community since 1970, and we are here to help.

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Are you the crafting type? Grab your construction paper, your glues sticks, and markers, and join Prevention Specialists Sherry Thompson as she shares this Holiday Bookmarker. What a cute way to share the spirit of the season with a friend. https://youtu.be/tO5lxtyAgww
“There is some progress being made and the earlier kids get identified, the earlier they can access services that they might need to improve their developmental outcome,” said CDC researcher and co-author Kelly Shaw.
A very special delivery at our Jackson Street facility.
The drug scene has changed. Parents are advised to keep an eye out for everything from new synthetic drugs to stronger forms of ma*****na. Learn more about the new trends, attend a Virtual Hidden In Plain Sight presentation on December 9, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. Register for access here: https://bit.ly/HIPS12-2021
Help us pick a winner! We're holding a gift basket auction as a fundraiser for our Rappahannock United Way workplace campaign. Teams created these awesome gift collections. They will win prizes for the basket that brings in the most bids and the basket that brings in the most money. Plus, there will be a popular vote decided right here on Facebook! The basket that gets the most likes will also win a prize. So pick your favorite basket and give it a thumbs up or a heart. The picture that has the most likes and loves by Monday at noon will be declared the people's choice.
Kyle, Jay and Wendy had a great time learning about and exploring the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond yesterday.
Check out these awesome shots of our greenery sale from Fredericksburg Today
In tonight’s Prevention Storytime “The Nuts Keep Rolling,” Hazel and Wally Nut are small, but want to be big. So, they roll through the sticky mud and as they roll, they get bigger and bigger. See what happens as Prevention Specialist Sherry Thompson takes you along on their rolling adventure. https://youtu.be/Dk5C901ee30
Are you familiar with the term "drugged driving?" It's driving under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs. A reported 22% of teens admitted that it's common for their friends to drive while high on ma*****na. With vehicle accidents being the leading cause of death among people aged 16 to 19, it's imperative to talk with teens about the impacts drugs and alcohol have on their cognitive and driving abilities.
Here's some more information about the new life of our greenhouse from 601 Lafayette Blvd.
We're super excited to see our greenhouse going to a wonderful new home. 😃
“One thing we have found is that the rates of mental health problems among kids, particularly depression and anxiety, have doubled during the pandemic,” she said. About one in four children is experiencing depression, and one in five is experiencing anxiety. There are also reports of increased behavior problems, especially among children with ADHD and autism, and rising substance use among teens, she said.