Fauquier County

Child and Adolescent Resources

On this page you will find a variety of information about mental illness in children and adolescents, as well as information about community resources, substance abuse, resources for teens and much more. Please read on for more information about resources available for you and your family. 

If you need help right now, and it is a life-threatening emergency, call 911

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS): If you find yourself or a loved one in need of mental health services and support, our local Community Services agency is a good place to start. They offer case management, which is an invaluable resource that helps families navigate the local mental health system. They also offer infant/toddler resources, as well as intensive and outpatient therapy. Visit www.rrcsb.org to learn more about the services RRCS offers or call (540) 825-3100 during regular business hours. 

For 24-hour emergency mental health services, call your local RRCS crisis line at (540) 825-5656

Other hotlines:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
Covenant House Nineline Teen Crisis Hotline: 1-800-999-9999

For help finding a therapist Click either:
   National Search or
   Local Referral

Please visit the sections below for a variety of resources on different topics.

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorder Hope – Adolescent and Children’s Eating Disorders
Learn about signs and symptoms of eating disorders; as well as treatment options
Fauquier County Public Schools
This site provides information about special education in Fauquier County Public Schools.
Rappahannock County Public Schools
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
This web site provides on-line educational workshops and ideas for parents of children with disabilities and mental illness
Infants and Toddlers
Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia
This program provides early intervention supports and resources for children from birth through age 2 who are not developing as expected
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
For local ITC information
Rappahannock County Public Schools
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
  Podcast Series
Here you will find an abundance of information on early childhood development, mental health screening and assessment, childcare, education and much more. Check out their podcast series on early childhood development.
Information about Mental Illnesses/Symptoms/Treatment
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
  Facts for Families
Visit this site for detailed information on a variety of childhood mental illnesses. There is also a child and adolescent psychiatrist finder. Check out their publication “Facts for Families”  for up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teens and their families. 
Mental Health America – Children’s Mental Health: Resource List
Links to a variety of information about children’s mental health issues
National Institute of Mental Health
This site provides detailed information about signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options for many childhood/adolescent mental illnesses
Local Mental Health Support Groups and Networks
Fauquier County Mental Health Association
  MHAFC local therapist list
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Virginia
  Virginia Family Network
This web site provides information about support groups, training programs, discussion groups and more. They also have a toll free help line. Check out NAMI’s Virginia Family Network for more information about local events and support groups. 
Parenting Cooperative Program
A family-strengthening program for healthy youth development and the prevention of risky behaviors in Culpeper, VA. Includes six 2 hour group sessions delivered each month on weekday evenings.
Phoenix Family Counseling
Offerings include family and play therapy, as well as parent and teen educational and support groups in Gainesville, VA. 
SAFE – Services to Abused Families, Inc.
Offers information about teen dating violence and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Culpeper, VA.
Resources Designed for Children and Adolescents
Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier
Boys and Girls clubs provide programs for youth that allow them to be in a supportive environment filled with fun and enriching activities
Love is Respect
Visit this site for information about healthy and unhealthy relationships and dating. Peer advocates are available at the National Dating Abuse Hotline for support 24/7. Chat online (www.loveisrespect.org), send a text (“loveis” to 77054) or call (1-866-331-9474)
That’s not Cool
Visit this site to learn about respectful boundaries when it comes to social media and other forms of electronic communication.
State and National Organizations
Association for Play Therapy
Learn more about this treatment approach in which licensed professionals use the natural benefits of play to improve the mental health of children, families and adults.
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services – Child and Family Services
Children's Mental Health Campaign
The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health – 1 in 5 kids has a mental health problem and of those, only 1 in 5 get the treatment they need. Visit this site to learn about the campaign, their events and for additional mental health resources
Substance Abuse
The Partnership at drugfree.org
The Parent Toolkit 
Learn how to discuss substance abuse with your children, also available in Spanish
The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County // PO Box 3549 // Warrenton VA 20188 // (540) 341-8732 //  mhafc1@gmail.com