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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
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Children's Mental Health Awareness2014 Childrens' MH

In recognition of the 2014 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month, the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services' Center for Children and Families launched a Got Bounce? Resiliency Counts! campaign. The effort builds on SAMHSA’s national theme: Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope.   



 Today, did you: 

  • Laugh out loud? 
  • Talk with someone you care about? 
  • Do something meaningful? 
  • Have a productive day at school/work? 2014 Got Bounce? 
  • Take a break?  
  • Move your body? 
  • Help someone? 

If you did any of these things, you have built up your resilience!  



Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Resources 

Adult Mental Health Resources 


Events and Activities 

Throughout the month of May the Center for Children and Families is collaborating with Alexandria City Public Schools, Center for Alexandria’s Children, Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center, the Alexandria Court Services Unit and many local non-profits to spread the word on how to build resilience, or bounce back. Got Bounce? Resiliency Counts!  teen and parent kits are being distributed throughout the community; including nearly 3,000 kits to students at T.C. Williams High School.   

Workshops throughout Alexandria focus on the importance of maintaining optimal mental health, reducing stigma related to mental health, and self-care. The workshop, “Mental Health Awareness: How to Keep our Kids Strong” is offered three times in May through ACPS Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Centers and is open to parents and other caring adults who are residents of the City of Alexandria. It will focus on the importance of maintaining optimal mental health, reducing stigma related to mental health, and self-care. Educational materials related to building resilience will also be provided. For information and to register, visit the FACE website and select “View other FACE workshops and events.”  Childcare and interpretation services are available.  





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