- Loudoun County Public Schools
Free Resources Provide Mental Health Strategies and Guidance
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has partnered with ParentGuidance.org and Care Solace, two services that help provide parents/guardians and staff with resources for supporting their families and themselves.
ParentGuidance.org provides parents/guardians with access to online courses and seminars that will help them support their child’s mental health. Parents/guardians can access ParentGuidance.org’s videos at any time to help find solutions to their student’s mental health, and emotional or developmental challenges. Additionally, ParentGuidance.org parent coaches are available to work with parents/guardians individually for up to 30 minutes per week via a virtual meeting. All of these resources are available at no cost, and parents/guardians remain anonymous when using them. Parents/guardians can access these resources by visiting www.parentguidance.org or ParentGuidance.org’s Parent Coaching page to sign up for parent coaching.
LCPS has also partnered with Care Solace, a care coordination service, to help students, staff and families find mental health and substance use treatment matched to their needs.
Care Solace navigates the mental health care system on behalf of LCPS parents/guardians and staff to find community-based providers and secure appointments as quickly as possible with the best care possible. Care Solace will also ensure that providers accept the user’s medical insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, or offer sliding-scale payment options for those without insurance. This coordination service is provided at no cost to the users and is available at any time.
LCPS parents/guardians or staff can access Care Solace services in one of three ways:
Call 1-888-515-0595 at any time. Multilingual support is also always available. A Care Solace team member will help callers research options and secure appointments.
Search the list of care providers at caresolace.com/loudoun.
Contact their school’s Unified Mental Health Team, who will submit a referral on a parent/guardian's behalf.
It is important to note that Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. If someone has a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
LCPS is providing these resources and services to promote the well-being of students and their families and to foster a collaborative and supportive environment with no barriers to access. Parents/guardians are invited to explore these two resources. Links to both sites can also be found on the Student Mental Health Services Community Partners webpage.
Published February 8, 2024