Tip of the Week: 3.27.17 Counseling Referrals

Although Northern Virginia Community College does not provide campus-based mental health services for students, NOVACares has created a database of mental health professionals available throughout the Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland area who are licensed to provide psychotherapy and medication management. Our Mental Health Provider Database allows you to search for a provider by discipline, specialty, gender identification, insurances accepted, location and public transportation accessibility. The Mental Health Provider Home Page also includes information about how to choose a therapist and offers information and resources for addressing grief, substance abuse, veterans’ concerns and LGBTQ support. For more information about The Mental Health Provider Home Page, please click the following link http://nvcc.rints.com/. To find more about available NovaCares services, visit us at www.nvcc.edu/novacares/resources.html



Consent is a voluntary and sober agreement to engage in every step of a sexual activity. The absence of a verbal “no” does not indicate consent. If consent is not present then a sexual assault has been committed. Individuals who are intoxicated cannot give consent. If permission to have sexual activity is gained through force, imbalance of power, coercion, threat of violence or is perpetrated against someone who is not able to give consent, because that individual is sleep, incapacitated, unconscious, legally intoxicated or a minor, consent is not actually given.
For more information about consent please visit http://www.nvcc.edu/novacares/sas/sexual-assault.html. To contact a 24 hour NOVA Sexual Assault Services coordinator for free confidential support, please call 703.338.0834 or email NOVA.SAS@nvcc.edu.

NOVACares Fear Versus Threat Workshop – Friday Feb. 24

Fear vs. Threat
Come learn what NOVACares does to keep you safe

It can be difficult to maintain our objectivity when faced with something we perceive as a threat. Learn how fear can distort our perception of a situation and about NOVA’s multi-layered approach to keeping you safe.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

NOVA-AL Bisdorf Building, Room AA196
Alexandria, VA 22311

MaryAnn Raybuck, MSW Case Manager for the NOVACares Office and Threat Assessment Team Member

For more information or to RSVP, contact:
Latrice Shannon

Valentine’s Day Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week
Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th. Here is a recipe for a Healthy Relationship that you can use during this special day!
• ½ cup of Fairness
• 2 tbsp. of Honesty
• 1 quart of Respect
• 2 spoonful’s of Trust & Support
• A pinch of Economic Partnership
• 100% Non-Threatening Behavior
*Combine ingredients in an embrace and heat to 98.6 degrees. Let it rise with patience and time


Stalking is a course of conduct, targeted at a particular person that causes a reasonable person to feel fear. On college campuses the stalker is often not a stranger to the victim. These perpetrators often have an intimate relationship or close friendship; they may be classmates, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances, or relatives to their victims. If you or someone you know is being stalked, contact a 24 hour NOVA Sexual Assault Services Coordinator for free confidential support. Please call 703.338.0834 or email NOVA.SAS@nvcc.edu. For more information and resources about stalking, please visit http://www.nvcc.edu/novacares/sas/stalking.html