District 19

District 19 Communities

Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex County.

Helping others reach their potential through our mental health, developmental disability, and substance use services.

District 19 Community Services Board (D19 CSB)

Our Mission:

District 19 Community Services Board (D19 CSB) is a multi-jurisdictional, community-based organization whose mission is to improve the quality and productivity of the lives of individuals who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, mental disabilities and/or substance abuse. We are licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia,Hopewell, and Petersburg, and the counties of Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.

Our Vision:

Integrated services are available for adults, children and families through a screening/assessment process. Services are provided directly by staff of District 19 and through contracts with private providers in the community. We are committed to providing an environment where individuals and families with complex behavioral health issues are welcomed for care and will be helped to use their strengths to address all issues to achieve their goals. Behavioral health services are offered to all residents of our catchment area regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, disabilities or national origin. District 19 offers all individuals hope for recovery.

If you need help or would like to find out more about the services offered at D19 CSB, please call (804) 862-8002 or (804) 862-8000 (Crisis Services). An appointment will be arranged to discuss your needs and the most appropriate services.

Prevention Services

Scientific research shows that children who have caring adults and supportive environments are less likely to engage in early ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) use. Programs that increase youth’s awareness of the harmful effects of ATOD use or increase a parent’s capacity to successfully maintain drug-free families are important prevention tools. Community-wide prevention efforts create environments that promote healthy choices, discourage problem behaviors and protect youth. Prevention activities and programs are facilitated through collaboration with local schools and community-based organizations with an interest in promoting positive youth development. Children’s Clinical and Prevention Services staff are available to work with community – and school -based service providers in each locality within the catchment area of District 19. Professional assistance is available in the service domains of program research, planning, development, implementation and evaluation.

PREVENTION PROGRAMS
The ATOD prevention programs are available for implementation in your local school and community based program.
Prevention Specialists are also available to facilitate one-time presentations as well as coordinate alternative youth engagement activities such as drug-free dances, after-prom events and Project Sticker Shock. For additional information contact District 19 Community Services Board at (804) 862-8002.

CAAN-DUU Coalition Against Alcohol, Nicotine & Drug Under Age Use

“Our mission is to strengthen and maintain collaboration with community members to support the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among youth.”

The Coalition Against Alcohol, Nicotine and Drug Under-Age Use (CAAN-DUU), in collaboration with District 19 Community Service Board Prevention Services, is a regional coalition comprised of community partners within the District 19 service area. Each member shares in our mission to prevent substance abuse among youth.

CAAN-DUU AMBASSADORS (CA’s) are leadership subcommittees comprised of youth ages 14-18 who actively engage in community level organizing, planning and advocacy of prevention programs and activities proven to reduce the prevalence of under-age ATOD use.

Responsibilities:
Attend scheduled CA meetings;
Organize annual ATOD prevention activities;
Promote CAAN-DUU mission & purpose;
Collaborate with CAAN-DUU on special projects and activities;
Recruit CAs for membership;
Attend trainings and conferences;

CAAN-DUU conducts meetings on a monthly basis to plan programs and activities; discuss community-wide ATOD trends; and strategize regional prevention efforts. If you have questions or would like to become a member of CAAN-DUU, please contact D19 CSB Prevention Services at (804) 862-8002 or visit us at www.d19csb.com.

District 19 Suicide Prevention Committee – Team SavALIfe – was created in November 2014. Members of Team SavALife include representatives from District 19 CSB, area offices on youth, social services, NAMI, law enforcement, private medical centers, military organizations, faith communities and other child-serving agencies. The committee is responsible for coordinating local suicide prevention activities and events that help raise awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable and increase knowledge of the factors that offer protection from suicidal behaviors and promote wellness and recovery.

Team SavALIfe provides training on suicide prevention and behavioral health wellness to community groups that have an interest in the prevention of suicide and related behaviors, and participates in regional suicide prevention initiatives. To join Team SavALife, contact District 19 Community Services Board at (804) 862-8002, or visit us at www.d19csb.com.

Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. It’s up to Walkers like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.

       WALK TO HONOR LOVED ONES, WALK TO RAISE FUNDS, WALK TO SAVE LIVES!

For more information: http://afsp.org

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating dis-orders. YMHFA is an 8-hour educational course coordinated by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Scheduled courses are posted online at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org. If your organization is interested in hosting a training, please contact us at (804)862-8002 .

Our Locations:

Colonial Heights (804) 520-7210
Dinwiddie (804) 469-3746
Emporia/Greensville (434) 348-8900
Hopewell/Prince George (804) 541-8660
Petersburg/MAIN OFFICE (804) 862-8002
Surry (757) 294-0037
Sussex (804) 834-2205

District 19 Community Services Board

20 W Bank Street, Suite 5 Petersburg VA 23803
(804)862-8002 (Main Office)
For Information About All D19 CSB Locations,
Please Visit Our Website: www.d19csb.com

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