Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.
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.
Schools Respond: Substance Abuse in Teens panel webinar from NVFNFebruary 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.
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.
Preventing Secondary Characteristics of FASD: What Does the Research Say? webinarJanuary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders webinarJanuary 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.
Addressing Challenges Faced by Students with a FASD Diagnosis webinarJanuary 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. email@example.com 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.
Back to What?! Coping Strategies to Successfully Manage the Transition Back to School webinarSeptember 21, 2022
Originally offered live on September 21, 2022, this webinar from FFF was presented by Nina Manganaris, Deputy Director, and Ebony Thompson, experienced bio and foster mom. The reasons behind stressful transitions as well as coping strategies were covered.
Connecting to Special Education Services for Military Families Formed Through Adoption, Kinship Care and Foster Care webinar
Originally delivered as a live webinar on March 15, 2022, this session offers an overview of military family supports for formed families raising children with disabilities. Presented by Nina Manganaris, LCSW, Deputy Director, FFF.
Special Education for Formed Families: Making It Work! webinarMarch 08, 2022
Presented live on March 8, 2022, this webinar overviewed eligibility and evaluation processes and offered helpful strategies for foster, adoptive and kinship families to ensure appropriate assessments. Presented by Kelly Henderson and Beth Spivack of FFF.
Reevaluations: Tips for Continuing Special Education Eligibility webinar
Originally broadcast on March 1, 2022, this webinar presented by Kelly Henderson of Formed Families Forward includes a review of the why, when, who and what of special education reevaluations or “triennials”. The 4 steps of reevaluation and the specifics of the ‘developmental delay’ category are covered.
The Special Education Evaluation Process webinar
Delivered on February 22, 2022 by FFF staff experts, this was first in the Winter 2022 Accessing Special Education: Evaluation & Eligibility Basics webinar series. This session covered initial referral and evaluation processes, timelines and requirements. Eligibility categories and approaches were shared.
FASD in Schools webinarJanuary 27, 2022
Delivered live on January 27, 2022, this webinar overviewed major educational provisions for serving students with FASD in schools. Presented by Dr. Kelly Henderson of FFF, the session also covered ways for building home/school collaborations and offered a variety of resources for educators and families.
How to Care for You: Self Care and Kinship webinar
Presented live on January 14, 2022, this webinar hosted by FFF features Monique Lilakos, DSW, LCSW, of Higher Purpose Coaching and Mentoring, LLC. Dr. Lilakos presented on challenges faced by kinship caregivers, how self care can support resilience, and offered specific self care techniques.
Instilling Hope: A Brain Based Approach to Understanding FASDs and other Neurobehavioral Conditions webinarJanuary 06, 2022
Presented live on January 6, 2022, this webinar features counselor and FASCETS Director Melissa Elligson covering foundational information about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and other neurobehavioral conditions. Slides are available upon request from Melissa, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nontraditional School Options Panel
Broadcast live on November 10, 2021, this virtual panel of parents, and representatives from homeschool organizations, private schools and Virtual Virginia offered information about nontraditional school options for meeting the needs of students with special needs.