WEBINARS & PRESENTATIONS

Recordings and materials from webinars and other presentations and events.

Let’s Talk About Talking webinar
February 28, 2024

Originally delivered live on February 28, 2024 by pediatric Speech Language Pathologist Beth Stribling,  the Let’s Talk About Talking: How Families Can Nurture and Support Communication Skills webinar offered families specific guidance on developmental language development milestones. Specific strategies for supporting pragmatic language were shared.

  • PDF, Let’s Talk About Talking webinar

    Presentation slides


FASD and law enforcement: Moving from Reactive to Proactive webinar
February 07, 2024

This webinar was originally broadcast live on February 7, 2024. Presented by Lucy Beadnell of The Arc of Northern Virginia, this webinar offered historical perspectives on interactions between law enforcement and persons with developmental disabilities. Practical recommendations for families to prevent arrests were shared.

  • PDF, FASD and law enforcement: Moving from Reactive to Proactive webinar

    Presentation slides

  • Video, FASD and law enforcement: Moving from Reactive to Proactive webinar

    Recording of webinar


Interventions for school-aged children with FASD
January 31, 2024

This webinar originally broadcast live on January 31, 2024, was presented by Dr. Molly Millians, Emory University. Dr. Millians reviewed evidence-based school interventions as well as family and mental health supports for children and youth with prenatal alcohol exposure.

  • PDF, Interventions for school-aged children with FASD

    Webinar slides

  • Video, Interventions for school-aged children with FASD

    Recording of webinar


Connection, Curiosity and Compassion presentation at LCPS Mental Wellness conference
January 27, 2024

Presented at the Loudoun Co. Public Schools Mental Health and Wellness conference on January 27, 2024, this presentation focused on how to regulation and connect with your children, so they feel safe, seen and valued.

  • PDF, Connection, Curiosity and Compassion presentation at LCPS Mental Wellness conference

    Presentation slides


New Year, New Lens training by FFF for PWCS Parent Resource Center
January 25, 2024

Presented virtually for the Prince William County Schools Parent Resource Center by Formed Families Forward staff, 1/25/24.

  • Factsheet, New Year, New Lens training by FFF for PWCS Parent Resource Center

    Resource list with web links for New Year, New Lens

  • PDF, New Year, New Lens training by FFF for PWCS Parent Resource Center

    Presentation slides


How to Advocate for FASD Accommodations in Schools webinar
January 24, 2024

Presented live on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by Shannon Iacobacci from Embracing the Brain, this session offers tips on how to advocate for a child or youth with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in schools. Shannon reviews special education processes and provisions, and gives specific suggestions for IEPs and 504 plans.

  • PDF, How to Advocate for FASD Accommodations in Schools webinar

    Webinar presentation slides

  • Video, How to Advocate for FASD Accommodations in Schools webinar

    Webinar recording

  • Book, How to Advocate for FASD Accommodations in Schools webinar

    Dear Teacher template from Shannon Iacobacci


Intro to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) webinar
January 16, 2024

Broadcast live on January 16, 2024, this webinar presented by Dr. Stacia Stribling, FFF’s Training and Administrative Coordinator, covered fundamental aspects of disorders associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.

  • PDF, Intro to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) webinar

    Webinar presentation slides

  • Video, Intro to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) webinar

    What is FASD? Webinar recording


Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Teens: When Should Caregivers Be Concerned webinar
November 15, 2023

Broadcast live on 11/15/23, this webinar hosted by FFF was presented by local expert Jessica Laurent, LPC, CSOTP, BCN from the Center for Clinical and Forensic Services. The recording of the presentation portion of the webinar is provided.

The presenter can be contacted at jessicalaurent@ccfsinc.net.

  • Video, Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Teens: When Should Caregivers Be Concerned webinar

    Recording of the webinar


Communication, Collaboration, and What to Do When You Just Can’t Agree webinar

Broadcast on October 11, 2023, this webinar from FFF provided an overview of common communication barriers, and offered strategies for strengthening home/school collaboration. A brief overview of dispute resolution techniques was also provided.

Recording begins about 10 minutes into the webinar presentation.

  • PDF, Communication, Collaboration, and What to Do When You Just Can’t Agree webinar

    Slides from Webinar

  • Video, Communication, Collaboration, and What to Do When You Just Can’t Agree webinar

    Recording of webinar


Special Education for Formed Families: Making It Work! webinar
October 04, 2023

Broadcast live on October 4, 2023, this webinar from FFF was the 2nd of 3 in the Fall 2023 Helping Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families to Navigate Special Education series. The presentation focused on formal avenues for securing services and supports for children and youth with special needs including 504 plans and individualized education programs (IEPs), and addressed potential sticking points for foster, adoptive and kinship families.

  • PDF, Special Education for Formed Families: Making It Work! webinar

    Slides from webinar

  • Video, Special Education for Formed Families: Making It Work! webinar

    Webinar Recording


From Referral to Eligibility: What It Takes to Get Through the Door webinar
September 27, 2023

Broadcast live on September 27, 2023, this webinar from Renee Myers, NCSP, Content Specialist at Formed Families Forward offers insights into special education referral, evaluation, eligibility and reevaluation, with a specific focus on children, youth and young adults in foster, adoptive and kinship families.

Due to technical issues, the Recording begins about 15 minutes into the session. Apologies!

  • PDF, From Referral to Eligibility: What It Takes to Get Through the Door webinar

    Webinar presentation slides

  • Video, From Referral to Eligibility: What It Takes to Get Through the Door webinar

    Webinar recording


Starting the School Year Strong: Strategies for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
August 29, 2023

This webinar from Formed Families Forward on August 29, 2023 offered strategies and resources for foster, adoptive and kinship families as they support their children and youth in the return to school.

  • PDF, Starting the School Year Strong: Strategies for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families

    Slides from webinar

  • Video, Starting the School Year Strong: Strategies for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families

    Recording of Starting Strong webinar

  • PDF, Starting the School Year Strong: Strategies for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families

    Links to Resources and Tools Starting Strong webinar


Self Care: How to Take Care of Yourself So You Can Take Better Care of Others

Originally broadcast live on May 9, 2023, this webinar from FFF’s Renee Myers offered an overview of typical parenting stressors, self-care techniques and approaches for making a self-care plan for the upcoming summer break.

  • Video, Self Care: How to Take Care of Yourself So You Can Take Better Care of Others

    Recording of webinar

  • PDF, Self Care: How to Take Care of Yourself So You Can Take Better Care of Others

    Copy of presentation slides


Critical Crossroads: Resources for Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Children and Youth with Disabilities webinar

On March 8, 2023, FFF hosted a live webinar featuring the new Critical Crossroads videos and other resources. Provided here is a re-recording, that does not include time for the pre-and post-tests or Q & A that were included in the live webinar.

  • Video, Critical Crossroads: Resources for Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Children and Youth with Disabilities webinar

    Recording of Critical Crossroads resources webinar March 2023


Schools Respond: Substance Abuse in Teens panel webinar from NVFN
February 22, 2023

Presented live on February 22, 2023, this virtual panel session was hosted by Northern Virginia Family Network (nvfn.org) and facilitated by Formed Families Forward and NAMI Northern Virginia.

Panelists included:

Victor Martin, Ruthy Marcado, Alexandria City Public Schools

Jenny Sexton, Arlington Public Schools

Stefan Mascoll, Fairfax County Public Schools

Rebecca Sharp, Falls Church Public Schools

Blaise Carland, Megan Marshall, Loudoun County Public Schools

Mallory McKnight, Julie Crawford, Prince William County Schools

A recording of the session and a resource sheet with links mentioned during the session are available.

A recording with Spanish captions will be available soon.

  • Document, Schools Respond: Substance Abuse in Teens panel webinar from NVFN

    Resources shared in Session and related links of interest

  • Video, Schools Respond: Substance Abuse in Teens panel webinar from NVFN

    Recording of Panel session


Preventing Secondary Characteristics of FASD: What Does the Research Say? webinar
January 31, 2023

Originally broadcast live on January 31, 2023, this webinar featured a replay of a FASD Collaborative webinar on Preventing Secondary Characteristics of FASD by Adrienne Bashista, Director, Families Affected by FASD (FAFASD). Ms. Bashista addressed questions from participants at the end of the webinar.

Presenter Adrienne Bashista can be reached at fasdfamilies@gmail.com.

  • Video, Preventing Secondary Characteristics of FASD: What Does the Research Say? webinar

    Webinar recording


Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders webinar
January 24, 2023

Originally broadcast live on January 24, 2023, this webinar features Dr. Elizabeth Cleveland of the Central Arkansas University. Dr. Cleveland overviews FASD and in particular, the  diagnosis of FAS and ND-PAE. She offers recommendations for meeting the needs of children, youth and young adults in home and school settings.

  • Video, Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders webinar

    Dr. Cleveland's presentation slides


Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinar
January 17, 2023

Originally broadcast live on January 17, 2023, this Formed Families Forward-hosted webinar featured panelists:

Nate Sheets, Behavior Consultant and Parent Coach at Oregon Behavior Consultation, https://cognitivesupports.com/

Carson Kautz-Turnbull, 5th year graduate student at the University of Rochester, working with Dr. Christie Petrenko. ckautz@ur.rochester.edu Ms. Kautz-Turnbull shared this resource for families and educators: Families Moving Forward Connect project and related app: https://fmfconnect.com/

Kelly Henderson, PhD, Executive Director, Formed Families Forward

Additional scholarly resources suggested by Ms. Kautz-Turnbull are also provided here.

  • Video, Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinar

    Recording of Panel webinar

  • PDF, Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinar

    Self care in Caregivers of Children with FASD

  • PDF, Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinar

    A Mobile Health Intervention for FASD Families Moving Forward Connect

  • PDF, Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinar

    Initial Feasbility of the Families Moving Forward Connect App

  • PDF, Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinar

    A­ meta analytic­ review­ of ­adaptive ­functioning ­in ­fetal­ alcohol­ spectrum­ disorders,­ and ­the ­effect of­ IQ, ­executive­ functioning, and ­age

  • PDF, Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinar

    Strengths and Positive Influences of Children with FASD


IDEA to ADA: The Difference Between High School and College Accommodations webinar
January 10, 2023

Originally broadcast on January 10, 2023. this webinar was presented by Annie Tulkin, MS, Accessible College LLC.

  • PDF, IDEA to ADA: The Difference Between High School and College Accommodations webinar

    Webinar presentation slides

  • Video, IDEA to ADA: The Difference Between High School and College Accommodations webinar

    Webinar recording

  • Document, IDEA to ADA: The Difference Between High School and College Accommodations webinar

    Accessible College Resources from presenter Annie Tulkin


Stop Banging Your Head Against the Wall: Options for Dispute Resolution in Special Education webinar

Presented live on October 12, 2022, this webinar presented by FFF’s Renee Myers, NCSP, offered an overview of informal and formal special education dispute resolution techniques.

  • Video, Stop Banging Your Head Against the Wall: Options for Dispute Resolution in Special Education webinar

    Recording of webinar

  • PDF, Stop Banging Your Head Against the Wall: Options for Dispute Resolution in Special Education webinar

    Slides from Webinar presentation