Resources for Students and Families

For Kids

College and Career Corner. A website designed to be a tool that students and families can use to learn more about college and career readiness, academic planning, and post-secondary planning
Arlington Teens Activities and services for Arlington Teens and their families
Arlington Public Libraries – Middle and High Schools Arlington County activities and opportunities, libraries, science and art activities, games, and links.
Virginia Career View Career and College information, activity planning for the future
Idealist Worldwide volunteer opportunities for kids and families

For Parents

Arlington Immigration Resources (English)

Fuente de Información sobre Asuntos de Inmigración (Espanol)

We welcome everyone who has made Arlington County their home.  Our community provides a variety of programs and services for new immigrants and other residents who need assistance.

Les damos la bienvenida a todos aquellos que han hecho del Condado de Arlington su casa.  Nuestra comunidad brinda una variedad de programas y servicios para nuevos inmigrantes y residentes que necesiten ayuda.

Scholarships For Hispanics Scholarship info for Hispanics
Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families Read results of the “Assets Survey” of Arlington Middle and High School Students. Learn about local workshops and networks. Contains info on listening and communicating with young people.
C.A.S.E. Website of the Center for Adoption Support and Education. Workshops and groups for parents and children in adoptive families
U.S. News Education Go to Education for info on college planning and scholarships/financial aid.
Reach 4 Success Site of The Greater Washington College Information Center offering workshops, advice and resources on planning for college
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Info on drugs, advice for parents, articles of interest

Second Step Counseling Curriculum

The research-based Second Step program helps schools teach and model essential communication, coping, and decision-making skills that help adolescents navigate around common pitfalls such as peer pressure, substance abuse, and bullying (both in-person and online). The outcome? Reduced aggression and support for a more inclusive environment that helps students stay in school, make good choices, and experience social and academic success. More information on Second Step may be found at their website.

Swanson Counselors will be using the Second Step curriculum to guide our classroom counseling curriculum throughout the year. You can find additional resources below.



Resources for Depression

Depression is a treatable disorder that affects 19 million people in the US. Recognizing clinical depression in yourself or in someone close to you isn’t always easy. Everybody goes through periods of being sad, and most of the time we pull out of the sadness after a few days. When someone can’t bounce back from a sad period, especially after two weeks or more, that’s one possible sign of serious depression. Use these resources to get the facts about depression and see your school counselor if you or someone you know is depressed. Intervening early is key to successful treatment,

Have I Got a Problem?
Resource for mental health and addiction issues with over 615 videos to watch, downloadables and web based resources.

WebMD Depression Health Center

National Library of Medicine – Depression

More than Sad
Fact sheets, video and resource list

PBSKids – Depression, The Big Questions   information and video