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Fairfax County – Human Services Needs Assessment – Take Survey

April 16, 2015 in Community News

 

 

The Fairfax County – 2015 Human Services Needs Assessment will help us identify human service needs and potential solutions in communities throughout Fairfax County. Your input is critical to help strengthen opportunities for individuals and families to be safe, healthy and realize their potential.

We’re interested in your thoughts on topics such as:

  • Availability of physical, dental and behavioral health services
  • Accessible and affordable housing opportunities
  • Resources to promote financial stability
  • Opportunities and resources for children and youth
  • Resources for older adults that promote positive living and independence
  • Opportunities for community engagement

Please share this printable flyer PDF Icon with your friends.  We want their input too!

Participation is Easy! (March 30 – June 1)

Take our online survey! We’re interested in hearing feedback from individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It only takes a few moments to answer some key questions and share your thoughts to help shape the future of human services in Fairfax County.

Visit Fairfax County –  Human Services Needs Assessment  page

Stop Human Trafficking / June 7th Presentation – Sign Interpretation to be provided

May 6, 2014 in Community News

The 5 W’s of Human Trafficking

WHO is affected?
WHAT is Human Trafficking?
WHERE is the problem found?
WHEN should I get involved?
WHY do we allow Human Trafficking to continue?

Saturday, June 7th, 2014
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Old Bridge United Methodist Church
3966 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge VA 22192

Come and learn about Human Trafficking and what you can do!
The presentation is best for children 13 and older.

Our panel:
Richard Buchholz  / G.R.I.T.
PWC Gang Response Intervention Team Coordinator

Michele Leith / Director, ACTS /SAVAS
PWC Sexual Abuse Victim Assistance Service

Crystal Robinson / Shared Hope International

Dede Wallace / Victim Assistance Specialist / Homeland Security D.C.

*SIGN LANGUAGE Interpretation will be provided for this event.*

This event is sponsored by Old Bridge United Methodist Women.  For more info, contact Sally Adams, 703-590-0443.

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When brain implants arrive, will we still be “us”?

November 28, 2012 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

By Reena Jana, Smartplanet 11/19/2012
Read the full story at: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/when-brain-implants-arrive-will-we-still-be-8220us-8221/6102

What happens when non-biological implants in our bodies — along the lines of cochlear implants to improve hearing in the deaf — include brain-related devices that might enhance our memories? Will we still be “us”? Will we be more of a cyborg than we were if, say, we had another type of implant? And for those who believe we would not be, at what point do we lose our selves to a more machine-like incarnation? When do we stop being human?   Read more . . . →