Counseling Resources

  •  YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT ALONE – Below are many different resources that can help you with problems you may be dealing with, but you don’t have to handle this alone.  Please contact your counselor to find help for what you are going through.  Start with these local resources:

    Dealing with Crisis/Anxiety - This Interactive Power Point Presentation is a quick breakdown of how our brain and body help protect us in emergency situations and how sometimes this natural function can also make us a little edgy.  This also helps us consider ways to use this positively and ways to lessen its' possible negative effects (like anxiety, irrational fears, etc.)

    6 ways for mental health during a pandemic - this short you tube video talks about some simple tips for managing your thoughts, fears, work and other challenges related to living during a global pandemic.

    Banner for Cameron's Collection  

    Cameron's Collection - A collection of literature aimed at young audiences that cover various challenges that youth and adolescents face such as:  Anxiety, Depression, Body Image, Gender Identity, Suicidal Thoughts/Self-Injury, Bullying, Learning Issues and much, much more.  IF ASKED FOR PASSWORD, ENTER:  schools

     

     NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)  

    CRISIS TEXT LINE: 741-741 

    RAPPAHANNOCK RAPIDAN COMMUNITY SERVICES 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 540-347-7620

     

    Fauquier County Community Resource Guide - Searching for community resources, find local organizations to help with:  children's services, education, employment, job training, libraries, emergency services, healthcare, foundations & non-profit organizations, disability services, helplines & hotlines, legal & court services, senior services, transportation, social services (clothing & furniture, domestic violence & abuse services, human trafficking concerns, financial assistance, fuel & utility assistance, food, housing-emergency & transitional, DSS & RRCS)

    Fauquier Mental Health Association - excellent website for finding mental health services in Fauquier County and the surrounding region.  Just search based on your area of concern, or call the # (540-341-8732)on the top of the page for assistance connecting with an appropriate agency/organization.  

    Abuse Resources:

    Contact Fauquier County Child protective services at 1-800-552-7096 or go to their website.

    Fauquier County Child Protective Services  

     

    LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL AND THE LHS COUNSELING OFFICE DO NOT SPECIFICALLY ENDORSE ANY PRIVATE COUNSELORS OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAY BE REFERRED TO IN THE MANY LINKS BELOW.  WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR FAMILIES TO THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE THE BACKGROUND OF AN ORGANIZATION OR COUNSELOR PRIOR TO AGREEING TO PAY FOR SERVICES!

     

    Depression/Suicidal/Other Concerns:

    Depression in Children and Teens (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

    Preventing Teen Suicide WebMD

    Our Nation's Young and Suicide by Dr. Lisa Wright, Purdue University Global

     

    Drug & Alcohol (and other addictions) Concerns:

    NIDA for Teens (interactive site)

    Kids Health: Drugs and Alcohol (interactive)

    National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA): High School and Youth Trends

     

     

    Code of Conduct regarding Bullying

     

    Article III Code of Student Conduct - 7-3.1 

    5.2.3. Bullying – Bullying means any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. Bullying does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument or peer conflict.

    5.2.3.1. Bullying occurs when a person or group of people exposes another person, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions, which include the following three components: 

    5.2.3.1.1. Aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions;

    5.2.3.1.2. A pattern of behavior repeated over time; and, 

    5.2.3.1.3. An imbalance of power.

    5.2.3.2. Types of bullying actions include:

    5.2.3.2.1. Verbal bullying (including derogatory comments; name calling)

    5.2.3.2.2. Social exclusion or isolation 

    5.2.3.2.3. Physical bullying (hitting, kicking, shoving, spitting, etc.) 

    5.2.3.2.4. Bullying through lies and false rumors 

    5.2.3.2.5. Bullying by having money or possessions taken or damaged 

    5.2.3.2.6. Threats or coercion to do things one doesn’t want to do 

    5.2.3.2.7. Racial bullying 

    5.2.3.2.8. Sexual bullying 

    5.2.3.2.9. Cyberbullying (bullying through email, social media, instant messaging (IMing), chat room exchanges, Web site posts, or digital messages or images sent to a cellular phone or personal digital assistant (PDA.) Cyberbullying, like traditional bullying, involves an imbalance of power, aggression, and a negative action that is often repeated.)