In September, the Virginia Department of Education provided information to school divisions about options for serving students identified as hearing or visually impaired. The information describes the educational and other services available through the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and the Virginia Department for… Continue Reading Va Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired
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
Tools and Resources to Support Children, Youth and Families Impacted by Trauma Many children and youth are impacted by traumatic experiences in their past and present. Recent research finds that childhood abuse, neglect, and exposure to other traumatic stressors, termed adverse childhood experiences (ACE), are common. Almost two-thirds of participants in the federal ACE study… Continue Reading Resources on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Practices
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
Resources for Kinship Care Families Formed Families Forward Fact Sheets on Kinship: Kinship Families: Did You Know? Kinship Care: Rights and Responsibilities Organizations focused on kinship care: Grandfamilies.org, a collaboration of Generations United, the American Bar Association Center for Children and the Law, and Casey Family Programs Generations Together National Kinship Alliance for Children… Continue Reading Kinship Resources
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!