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
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.
College Scholarship for Prince William County foster youth- Deadline extended until July 18!
Foster Care to Success is offering a $4500 college scholarship to a foster youth in Prince William county. Learn more HERE!
New Joint Federal Letter on Implementing Fostering Connections Act
The US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services provided guidance to states on implementing the educational stability provisions of the Fostering Connections Act; find it and other resources for students in foster care here.
New Fact Sheet on Education and Foster Care
The National Working Group on Foster Care and Education released a January 2014 Fact Sheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care. It highlights examples of programs that are making strides with the education of children and teens in foster care.
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.
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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!