Arlington Unites!


May 18, 2024    
9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Washington-Liberty High School
2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22204

(ONLY sign up if you will attend in-person; FREE signup)
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204

Time: 9:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Washington-Liberty HS

Event Highlights: Sessions will be offered that address adverse childhood experiences and one or more of the following:

  • Understanding adverse childhood experiences, impact on families, and how to respond in an informed manner to mitigate harmful effects and promote healing.
  • Understanding trauma, its impacts, and how to respond in an informed manner to mitigate harmful effects and promote healing.
  • Improving connections and communication between youth and their caregivers and other trusted adults.
  • Building awareness about youth substance use issues, and community resources and services to address them.

The Department of Human Services Vision is: a just and equitable community that is healthy, safe, and economically secure, and free of systemic racism. Each session will specifically address aspects of racial equity.


9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Check-in; Continental Breakfast; Info Tables
(Information fair – featuring Arlington resources and community organizations)
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Welcome (remarks, acknowledgements, unveil ACEs campaign)10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ACEs/ACE Interface training Breakout
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch (Pickup boxed lunch in Cafeteria)
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Poster sessions, Discussion on (gaps between youth and parent data); vendor recognition)
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS 75 min (Proposed sessions:)

  • Ways parents can support youth well-being; An overview of mental wellness and mental illness; input from youth re: parent-child communication; strategies to strengthen parent-child communication.
  • Youth Substance Use trends; actions, resources, responses
  • Support youth mental wellness: CFSD/APS co-presentation
  • Overview of expanded resources and supports from agencies; how parents can partner with DHS and schools to continue support in the home
  • Lift Up Virginia and Arlington teens
    Co-led session with LUV and Storyboard project; youth/TNB showcase of actions in the community.

2:15 –  2:30 p.m. Evaluations & Certificates
(In session rooms, share a closeout statement; collect assessment survey/feedback on paper or online)


You may request Reasonable Accommodation & Translation by MAY 10 (5 business days in advance of May 18 event.)