Our upcoming training events and support groups- please share these flyers with your networks!Get the Fall Flyer Trauma Training Flyer FASD Training Flyer
Youth and Young Adults: Stronger Together peer support group
Teens and young adults are invited to our free Stronger Together support group meetings in Fairfax. Parents and caregivers meet separately. On break for summer, but let us know of your interest for fall 2015! We will meet Tuesdays, October 2015 through May 2016.Learn More
Wednesday, October 7- Back to School: Practical Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Stress and Avoiding Burnout
Back to school can mean back to stress! Join us for an evening session with therapist Joy Koeppen, in Fairfax, 6:30 – 8 PM.Learn More
Thursdays, October 15- November 5 - Four evening sessions on FASD and other Neurobehavioral Conditions
National expert Melissa Elligson will provide a workshop over four sessions this fall. Two will be in person in Fairfax and two will be webinars.Details Here
Tuesday, October 27- Trauma Awareness Training for Families and Professional Partners
Parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals are invited to learn together at this free training, in Fairfax, 6:30 – 8 PM.Learn More
New Fact Sheet on Responding to Children Impacted by Trauma
New FFF Responding to Trauma Fact Sheet for families, educators and other professionals!
Help your School be more Trauma-Informed!
Check out this straight-forward guide for transforming schools and making classrooms and schools more accommodating to students who have experienced trauma.
How is your School Division doing for Children with Disabilities?
Virginia Department of Education’s Division (school system) performance reports for 2013-14 are now available.
Series of Factsheets for those Parenting Children who have Experienced Trauma, Abuse or Neglect
The Children’s Bureau has a series of Factsheets for Families; find them on our Resources on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care webpage.
Virginia Department of Education Parent Survey available now
Parents, caregivers of children receiving special education, please complete this state survey on parent involvement. Your input matters!
Watch this recorded webinar on Improving School Climate for Children in Foster Care
The ABA Legal Center for Foster Care and Education presented this webinar- great information for educators and families alike!
Does Parent Engagement Really Matter?
Check out these summaries of research studies – parent involvement and engagement is essential to improving outcomes for children with disabilities!
Virginia Ability Alliance Community Calendar
The Arc of Northern Virginia hosts a community calendar, featuring regional trainings and meetings. Check it out!
Resources on the Fostering Connections Act
The Fostering Connections Act encourages educational stability and makes it easier for grandparents raising their kin to get supports. Read more about implementation of this important federal legislation. NEW: A September 2014 Report from Annie E. Casey Foundation about improving educational stability!
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Formed Families Forward provides training and support to families in northern Virginia formed through foster care, kinship care and adoption. Your contribution helps us continue our work with formed families. Thank you for your support!