As area kids head back to school, some will carry more than notebooks and No. 2 pencils. About 20 percent of children have a mental illness--or will have one in the near future. And even for students without a mental illness, the start of a new school year can bring emotions too big to handle. …
A growing number of American youth exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse, and it can be difficult for adults to understand the difference between teenage angst and behavioral health issues. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of American children with depression don’t receive treatment. When adults are trained to recognize the signs of mental…
Tonight's RACSB Prevention Services Storytime book selection is “How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends,” shared by Prevention Specialist Sherry Thompson. This is a fun guide for everyone about friendship and playing nicely with others. youtu.be/zQ1TbgXsUhQ... See MoreSee Less
Create your own Rainbow Fish! Join RACSB Prevention Specialist Jennifer Bateman while making this colorful fish with paint. Supplies needed include any paints you like, cotton balls or pompoms, clothespins, paper plate as a palate for your paints, and paper with fish outline (see link). Parents - get out the newspapers for this fun art project! While appropriate for all ages, children 3- 5 years old will need extra help. FISH OUTLINE LINK: docs.google.com/drawings/d/1K8p8YJncDatBFPDnYx9xMclasLWkDEIed7Q5zhP0L6M/edit?usp=sharing COPY AND PASTE IN A BROWSER if need.
This is a wonderful book about understanding and appreciating each other. Enjoy the and fun, highly detailed art, in the story “I'm Like You, You're Like Me,” read by Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Bateman. We hope everyone has a safe July 4th holiday! youtu.be/iNckKGfrvSc... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the Thursday RACSB Prevention Storytime shared by Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Bateman. We hope you enjoy this book! In the story “Rainbow Fish,” a shiny scaled little fish is torn between his newfound friends and a lonely striped fish. Whatever will he do? Don’t forget to checkout the craft project this coming Monday, where you can make your own fish. youtu.be/zaTtRtWGfj8... See MoreSee Less
Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.
Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.
Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.
Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.
At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.