Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disabilities: FREE workshops, Aug 4 and 5
The founder of SibShops will be at GMU on August 4 to talk to caregivers and parents and on August 5 for a workshop for brothers and sisters!Learn More
Back to School: Back to (Special Education) Basics
The kids will be headed back to school before we know it! Formed Families Forward invites parents and caregivers to an interactive Back to Basics training September 25, 6:30 pm in Fairfax. Join us for food and fun!Get Information
Hocus Focus in Loudoun County
Save the dates: 2 evening trainings on executive functioning and behavior, October 7 and 14, LeesburgLearn More
Making Sense of the Assessment Soup: Understanding your Child’s Special Education Evaluation webinar
Need some guidance in understanding the educational assessments and evaluations of the child or youth in your care? Join psychology Amy Fortney Parks on November 10 at 6:30 pm for a free webinarRegister for the Webinar
Local Job Postings
Many of our partners and friends are looking for some new staff: experienced parents and caregivers are particularly welcome. Learn more about the employment opportunities HERE.
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 Guide for Foster and Adoptive Families Coping with Trauma
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a guide for formed families coming with trauma-related stress. Find it here.
Disagreement with the schools? New Family Guides on Dispute Resolution
Four new guides help parents and caregivers understand the options under IDEA for resolving disputes. Find them here.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
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!