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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How are you feeling today? #WorldEmojiDay
07/17/2021

How are you feeling today? #WorldEmojiDay

How are you feeling today? #WorldEmojiDay

In response to the dramatic increase in overdose deaths, officials ask people to carry naloxone. We offer free training ...
07/14/2021
Fatal opioid overdoses are up by the hundreds, devastating families and worrying officials

In response to the dramatic increase in overdose deaths, officials ask people to carry naloxone. We offer free training in the use of naloxone, and people who complete the training can receive a free dose of the drug which reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. We also offer Medication-Assisted Treatment specifically for opioid use disorders and peer-led support groups. Please check out our website for all the details, www.rappahannockareacsb.org

Unsuspecting ma*****na users may be taking drugs laced with fentanyl, broadening the types of drug users who could be impacted.

We might have missed National Kitten Day last week but who says we cannot celebrate today! July 10th “purrfectly” celebr...
07/12/2021
Prevention Storytime: Three Little Kittens

We might have missed National Kitten Day last week but who says we cannot celebrate today! July 10th “purrfectly” celebrates the cuddly warmth of a kitty and also recognizes the importance of adoption and fostering these wondrous creatures. Enjoy this classic tale of kittens and mittens, read to you by Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Bateman. We hope one of these adorable fur balls of energy snuggle their way into our hearts and homes.
This story time is dedicated to a very special kitty named Stella, welcome back home sweet girl.
https://youtu.be/tlcIhhcXHh8

Kids love making crafts and this “Summer Fish Craft” is one they will love. This craft fish comes with the template you ...
07/10/2021

Kids love making crafts and this “Summer Fish Craft” is one they will love. This craft fish comes with the template you need for it. The cute, bead-covered rainbow fish is a great activity and an art piece perfect for summer. We hope you share your creations like Prevention Specialist; Sherry Thompson has shared her version.
https://youtu.be/mxyUIXeTJJY

Kids love making crafts and this “Summer Fish Craft” is one they will love. This craft fish comes with the template you need for it. The cute, bead-covered rainbow fish is a great activity and an art piece perfect for summer. We hope you share your creations like Prevention Specialist; Sherry Thompson has shared her version.
https://youtu.be/mxyUIXeTJJY

There's no such thing as too many tropical pictures, right? There are a lot of Aloha vibes going on at RACSB today. Rapp...
07/09/2021

There's no such thing as too many tropical pictures, right? There are a lot of Aloha vibes going on at RACSB today. Rappahannock Adult Activities - RAAI even created a super cool photo booth for the day!

Spirit Day, take 1. Hopefully we'll have more tropical pics throughout the day, so stay tuned! 🌺
07/09/2021

Spirit Day, take 1. Hopefully we'll have more tropical pics throughout the day, so stay tuned! 🌺

We’re getting ready for our first spirit day! Can you guess the theme? 🦩🌺🏝
07/08/2021

We’re getting ready for our first spirit day! Can you guess the theme? 🦩🌺🏝

We’re getting ready for our first spirit day! Can you guess the theme? 🦩🌺🏝

“My Name Is Yoon, “ is a story about a little girl who has recently arrived in the United States from Korea. Her name me...
07/08/2021
Prevention Storytime: My Name Is Yoon

“My Name Is Yoon, “ is a story about a little girl who has recently arrived in the United States from Korea. Her name means “Shining Wisdom” and in Korean it has a magical look when it is written. Enjoy this special heartwarming story read to you by Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Bateman.
https://youtu.be/LHrJHKpLuu0

Have a few minutes to spare? RACSB is working with the Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (D...
07/08/2021

Have a few minutes to spare? RACSB is working with the Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to get an idea of what media Virginian’s aged 18-34 use and how they view health and wellness. This is to help a future health and wellness media campaign reach its intended audience and make it as meaningful as possible.

For this survey, we wants to know about participants’ thoughts on all aspects of health and wellness, including physical, mental, emotional, financial, environmental, occupational, spiritual and social aspects of health and wellness.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTDC7XY

Have a few minutes to spare? RACSB is working with the Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to get an idea of what media Virginian’s aged 18-34 use and how they view health and wellness. This is to help a future health and wellness media campaign reach its intended audience and make it as meaningful as possible.

For this survey, we wants to know about participants’ thoughts on all aspects of health and wellness, including physical, mental, emotional, financial, environmental, occupational, spiritual and social aspects of health and wellness.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTDC7XY

The mental-health crisis of the pandemic is real. A staggering four in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety and d...
07/08/2021
By Now, Burnout Is a Given

The mental-health crisis of the pandemic is real. A staggering four in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety and depression, a quadrupling of the pre-pandemic rate. More than one in four mothers reported that the pandemic has had a major impact on their mental health. Twenty-four percent of parents have reported being diagnosed with a mental-health disorder since the start of the pandemic. Visits to primary care for anxiety and depression have increased 13 percent among kids.

The pandemic has stripped our emotional reserves even further, laying bare our unique physical, social, and emotional vulnerabilities.

A huge shout of congratulations to all the graduates of our Nurturing Parent Program, part of Project LINK. We had an aw...
07/07/2021

A huge shout of congratulations to all the graduates of our Nurturing Parent Program, part of Project LINK. We had an awesome day celebrating you and all the amazing work you've done. 🥳👩‍🎓🎉

We had a great time this morning at Thunder 104.5 WGRX talking about working at RACSB. If you'd like to learn more about...
07/07/2021

We had a great time this morning at Thunder 104.5 WGRX talking about working at RACSB. If you'd like to learn more about working with us, check out details and job openings at https://racsb.peopleadmin.com/

Jellyfish are crucial to ocean health. They keep prey like zooplankton and small fish populations in check by paralyzing...
07/06/2021
RACSB Craft Time: Jiggly Jellyfish

Jellyfish are crucial to ocean health. They keep prey like zooplankton and small fish populations in check by paralyzing them with their tentacles and gobbling them up. Jellyfish also transport carbon to greater ocean depths, enhancing biodiversity and contributing to medical advances.
Have fun making this crafty “Jellyfish,” with Prevention Specialist Jennifer Bateman, then head over to the "Ocean Conservancy," webpage to learn more about these cool creatures.
https://youtu.be/mRgySC9i4WY

https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2018/11/01/top-10-jellyfish-questions-answered/?ea.tracking.id=21HPXGJAXX&gclid=CjwKCAjw_o-HBhAsEiwANqYhp_yijXPjLCCCOewhFbeQPIoXMBcF3uVF8XwTIcfj3LhQssYnHBAklhoC060QAvD_BwE

Have fun crafting your own sea creature with Prevention Specialist Jennifer Bateman. Supplies needed: Two cupcake liners, googly eyes, ribbon, and double-sid...

More than a job--working in community services is a calling. Learn more at our upcoming job fair, July 8, 2 p.m. Registe...
07/06/2021

More than a job--working in community services is a calling. Learn more at our upcoming job fair, July 8, 2 p.m. Register online: https://bit.ly/3w5tZK0

More than a job--working in community services is a calling. Learn more at our upcoming job fair, July 8, 2 p.m. Register online: https://bit.ly/3w5tZK0

To help build excitement (and prepare for the sensory overload), the kids and I did this fun 'Fireworks In A Jar' scienc...
07/03/2021
Prevention Craft Time: Fireworks In A Jar

To help build excitement (and prepare for the sensory overload), the kids and I did this fun 'Fireworks In A Jar' science experiment at home with Prevention Specialist, Sherry Thompson.

You will need:
1. Fill a large mason jar 3/4 way full with warm water.
2. In a small glass bowl, add 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 4 drops of each color food
coloring. ...
3. Slowly and carefully pour the food coloring and oil mixture on top of the water.
4. Watch the jar to see what happens.

https://youtu.be/zrwLiooXevU

What exactly is legal now that the new ma*****na laws have gone into effect in Virginia? #ma*****nalaw #prevention
07/01/2021
Understanding the New Ma*****na Laws in Virginia - Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

What exactly is legal now that the new ma*****na laws have gone into effect in Virginia?
#ma*****nalaw #prevention

Part of the mission of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board is to provide education, recovery, treatment and wellness supports to the residents of Planning District 16. Our Prevention Services works to educate children and youth (as well as adults) on the impacts of substance use and abuse...

Happy birthday to Angie, one of the nurses in our intermediate care facilities. A fellow nurse made these super creative...
07/01/2021

Happy birthday to Angie, one of the nurses in our intermediate care facilities. A fellow nurse made these super creative cupcakes to celebrate. 🥳😆🥳

Happy birthday to Angie, one of the nurses in our intermediate care facilities. A fellow nurse made these super creative cupcakes to celebrate. 🥳😆🥳

Nibbs the mouse wants to give “Bruce A big fun day!,” but Bruce does not like big fun days--not one bit. Enjoy this funn...
06/28/2021
Prevention Storytime: Bruce's Big Fun Day!

Nibbs the mouse wants to give “Bruce A big fun day!,” but Bruce does not like big fun days--not one bit. Enjoy this funny tale read by Prevention Specialist, Sherry Thompson.
https://youtu.be/4wt8MLxOYeY
Nibbs the mouse wants to give “Bruce A big fun day!” but Bruce does not like big fun days--not one bit. Enjoy this funny tale read by Prevention Specialist, Sherry Thompson.

We’re super excited to be at Fredericksburg PRIDE fest today, teaching Rapid REVIVE!  and sharing hope. Stop by and see ...
06/26/2021

We’re super excited to be at Fredericksburg PRIDE fest today, teaching Rapid REVIVE! and sharing hope. Stop by and see us!

Our friends at Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area want to learn more about family engagement in early childhood programs...
06/25/2021

Our friends at Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area want to learn more about family engagement in early childhood programs. If you're the parent of a child age birth to 5 who was enrolled in an early childhood program in Stafford, Spotsylvania, or Fredericksburg this past year, please fill out this anonymous survey by June 30. You'll help your community and get the chance to win a STEM summer fun kit!

Our friends at Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area want to learn more about family engagement in early childhood programs. If you're the parent of a child age birth to 5 who was enrolled in an early childhood program in Stafford, Spotsylvania, or Fredericksburg this past year, please fill out this anonymous survey by June 30. You'll help your community and get the chance to win a STEM summer fun kit!

Residents of the New Hope Estates Group Home enjoyed a trip to Yoder's Country Market. Yummy food and adorable animals--...
06/23/2021

Residents of the New Hope Estates Group Home enjoyed a trip to Yoder's Country Market. Yummy food and adorable animals--what could be better?

Studies show that 1 in 10 fathers experience postpartum depression or anxiety, which is twice the rate of global estimat...
06/22/2021
When Dads are Depressed

Studies show that 1 in 10 fathers experience postpartum depression or anxiety, which is twice the rate of global estimates of depression in men.

The peak incidence for postpartum depression in fathers is 3-6 months postpartum.

As many as 1 in 10 men will experience paternal depression after the birth of a child. The symptoms are often overlooked or chalked up to stress. But treatment can…

Know someone who sparks hope in our community? Nominate them for our annual award. Nominees can be anyone who works to i...
06/21/2021
Nominate a Hope Starter Today - Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Know someone who sparks hope in our community? Nominate them for our annual award. Nominees can be anyone who works to improve lives for individuals with behavioral health concerns or developmental disability, whether they do so through paid work. Judges will look for nominees who tackle their tasks with an unusual dedication, perseverance and ingenuity.

Nominees can be anyone who works to improve lives for individuals with behavioral health concerns or developmental disability, whether they do so through paid work.

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600 Jackson St
Fredericksburg, VA
22401-5719

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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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