Useful Links

Coalition for Trauma-Informed Schools'
Model Recommendations on Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

Virginia Department of Education:
Glossary of Education Terms
Regulations Governing Special Education  
Dispute Resolution Options

Non-Profit Assistance:
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Disability Law Center of Virginia
The Arc of Northern Virginia
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Other Virginia Agencies Providing Direct Supports:
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)

Other Local Supports:
PTA or Special Education PTA
Public School Special Education Parent Resource Center
Local chapter of the Trauma Informed Care Network
Local support groups for NAMI
  • If you or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others, call 9-1-1 and request a trained crisis intervention team member, if applicable.
  • Contact the emergency services number for your local community services board.  At that page, you can search by city, county or zip code to find the community services board in your area. Once located, go to their webpage and locate their emergency/crisis number that is 24/7.
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE
  • Text “NAMI” to 741741 if you are having suicidal thoughts or urges.