Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.
Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar
Originally broadcast on September 9, 2020, this session offers participants an overview of risks to children from internet predators, as well as steps families can take to ensure cybersafety for all children, including those with special needs.
Learning at Home in a Trauma Sensitive Environment webinar and discussion
Broadcast on August 19, 2020, this brief webinar and discussion by FFF’s Beth Spivack, MSW covers trauma basics and offers strategies for supporting parents/caregivers and children in understanding stress responses and how to approach fall’s virtual learning using a trauma sensitive approach.
A Conversation between Families & Educators: Strengthening Strategies for a Socially Distant Summer! webinar
Recorded 6 17 20, featuring Jennifer West and FFF’s Kelly Henderson. Handouts include slides, a list of social emotional learning strategies, lists of virtual support groups and summer camps/programs, and a handout from the Attachment and Trauma Network.
Educators and Families Partner: Setting the Stage for Learning at Home webinar
Originally broadcast on April 13, 2020. FFF staff talk with professional public school educator Jennifer West about how to support children and youth in learning at home. Tune into this 20 minute session to hear some practical tips from both family and educator perspectives.
Discovering Financial Resources to Support Children and Youth with Special Needs in Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families
This FFF webinar, recorded in winter and spring 2020 features four segments covering different options and programs that offer financial supports to some foster, adoptive and kinship families raising children and youth with disabilities. Watch all or forward through to the sections that cover topics of most relevance for your family. THANK YOU to Julie Bowman of Fairfax Co DFS, Sarah Pennington, of ABLEnow, and Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, for sharing their expertise.
Segment 1- Adoption Subsidy Agreements
Segment 2- ABLEnow special needs savings accounts
Segment 3- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Segment 4- Special Needs Trusts
WEBINAR- Improved Outcomes through Screening and Diagnosis of ND-PAE in Patients with FASD
Dr. Susan Rich presented a webinar as part of our FASD series. Find her slides and additional handouts here, as well as a recording of the webinar. Please note that video images start about 6 minutes into the recording and due to errors in the file, the audio of Dr. Rich discontinues @ minute 30. We have worked with GoToWebinar extensively to repair the audio file and unfortunately there was a permanent loss of audio. We are assured this issue will not reoccur in future webinars. Our apologies.
Back to School: Surviving Reentry 2018 webinarSeptember 16, 2018
A Formed Families Forward webinar that covers some 504 and IDEA basics, as well as some strategies for communicating with school staff and kicking off the new school year well!
Note- Recording includes some dead space at beginning; content starts at 15 minutes in.
Understanding Trauma in Children and Youth video
From the Fairfax Trauma-Informed Care Network
This session gives a primer on the lasting effects of trauma, and provides practical strategies for developing positive coping skills in children and youth with a history of trauma. Participants will enhance their ability to understand and handle challenging behavior in young people and learn how to develop a trauma-informed environment, focusing on strategies that minimize triggers and emphasize effective, asset-focused behavior management.