Our friends at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Northern Virginia host a variety of education programs and support groups for individuals with mental health conditions and their families. Find their fall 2017 programs HERE. In addition, NAMI offers free services of Family Support Partners for families of youth in Falls Church, Fairfax city,… Continue Reading NAMI of No Va Programs 2017
The U.S. Department of Education is requesting comments on whether there are any of its regulations that should be repealed, replaced, or modified. The National Coalition of Parent Centers and National PLACE strongly support ensuring that all Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations remain intact. The deadline for comments has been extended to September… Continue Reading Comments on Federal Regulations due Sept 20
Take a look at Formed Families Forward’s fall events and trainings. Mark your calendars now. Registration is open for many, on our FFF front webpage, under Events.
PEATC is hiring a Military Outreach Specialist. See job posting. Fairfax County Kinship Family Institute is hiring a Support Group and Training specialist. See job posting. Brain Injury Services is hiring a Manager of Child and Adolescent Services. See job posting. Brain Injury Services is hiring a Pediatric Brain Injury Case Manager… Continue Reading Job Opportunities for Parents and Caregivers
Legal Documents Every 18 Year Old Needs to Ensure Their Parents Can Intervene Medically on Their Behalf Source: Reprinted from the May 2017 Newsletter of Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, www.sheriabrams.com It’s the end of the school year and graduations are in full swing. As your “baby” steps into adulthood, you might not realize that… Continue Reading Legal Documents Every 18 Year Old Needs
Introducing Raising and Working with Children and Youth in Foster Care or Living with Kin: Your Guide to Resources in Virginia, a new web resource features practical, Virginia-specific information for families and professionals working with children and youth in foster care and kinship care. Linked resources respond to critical questions about enrollment, learning concerns, accessing… Continue Reading New Virginia Resource Guide for Children in Foster and Kinship Care
The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) offers some great opportunities for young persons who can benefit from education, training, workforce development, and other supports. For older youth and young adults ages 17- 24 in northern Virginia, more information about workforce development programs through WIOA are available HERE. For students still in high schools, WIOA also… Continue Reading Workforce Training opportunities in northern Virginia!
Formed Families Forward is pleased to offer free LifeSkills Training to middle school youth in Fairfax County. Learn more HERE.
Check out this straight-forward guide for transforming schools and making classrooms and schools more accommodating to students who have experienced trauma. The guide from the Education Law Center in Pennsylvania offers background and research-based information on trauma and its impact. Strategies for creating and implementing trauma-informed approaches in schools. Download Unlocking the Door to Learning:… Continue Reading Help your School be more Trauma-Informed!