Our upcoming training events and support groups- please share these flyers with your networks!Learn More
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
August 19-21 – Parents as Collaborative Leaders training focused on Foster Care and Kinship Care Families
PEATC is hosting a PACL training of foster and kinship families and professionals who serve them, in Irvington. Formed Families Forward will be there! Learn more and apply HERE.
Tuesday, August 25 - “Forward to the Finish Line: An Update on Virginia’s High School Graduation Requirements“ Webinar
Get ready for school! Marianne Moore from the Virginia Department of Education will share the latest information on graduation requirements during this free webinar at 7 PM. Tune in from home or your last-blast vacation trip!Webinar Info
Wednesday, October 7- Back to School: Practical Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Stress and Avoiding Burnout
Hold the date for an evening session with therapist Joy Koeppen, in Fairfax, 6:30 – 8 PM.Learn More
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
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!
Resources for Military Families in Virginia
The Virginia Department of Education has issued a new guide for military families with students in special education. This and other resources available HERE.
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!