Personal and Social Information
The Potomac Falls School Counseling program works with all students to ensure they acquire the self-knowledge, interpersonal skills and attitudes to help them understand and respect themselves as well as others.
Parents and guardians play a key role along with school staff and community members. Please review the resources on this page for more information on how to help and empower your student to achieve their personal best, set future goals, make appropriate decisions and ensure personal safety.
Students may sometimes benefit from talking to a fellow student. PEER students are trained to listen and to determine when student problems require a more professional intervention. Contact the School Counseling Office for more details.
Certain services are provided for students having specific issues and needing ongoing support through groups led by Loudoun County Public Schools school psychologists, social workers and school counselors.
Student Assistance Program
This program is a collaborative program between Loudoun County Mental Health and Loudoun County Public Schools Prevention Office. Student Assistance provides a Loudoun County Mental Health Therapist who will be available to conduct a free assessment at school for students who are having difficulties due to behavior problems, emotional problems, family difficulties, peer relationships, or other outside issues. Contact the School Counseling Office for more information.
Depression Awareness Program
The Depression Awareness High School Outreach Program is presented to all of the ninth grade health classes at Potomac Falls High School in cooperation with Loudoun County Public School psychologists, social workers, and school counselors. This program teaches students how to identify the signs of depression and suicide. The program also teaches the students what to do when someone else needs help. The acronym ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) is used to help students remember what to do when they encounter someone who shows signs of depression or suicide. The program uses a video to illustrate real life scenarios of students in need of help and actions to take to get help.
Loudoun County Substance Abuse Prevention Program
The SAP Program provides the following services: Drug and Alcohol Interview and Referral, Recovery Groups, Pre-Recovery Groups, Educational Groups, COA Groups, Insight Class with Follow-Up Support and Parent Meeting, 30 Day Program and Smoking Prevention. Please contact the School Counseling Office for more information. LCPS Student Support Services