WEBINARS

Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.

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.

  • Webinar, 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.

  • Webinar, 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.

  • Webinar, 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.

  • Webinar, 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


Back to What?! Coping Strategies to Successfully Manage the Transition Back to School webinar
September 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.

  • Video, Back to What?! Coping Strategies to Successfully Manage the Transition Back to School webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Back to What?! Coping Strategies to Successfully Manage the Transition Back to School webinar

    Slides


Back to School with ADHD webinar

Originally broadcast live on September 6, 2022, this webinar from FFF provides an overview of ADHD, recent federal policies and strategies for formed families impacted by the condition.

  • Video, Back to School with ADHD webinar

    Recording of Back to School ADHD webinar

  • PPT, Back to School with ADHD webinar

    Presentation slides


Extended School Year (ESY) webinar May 2022
May 19, 2022

This webinar, presented live on 5/19/22 by special education advocate Liz Capone, MS, offered timely information about extended school year services for students with disabilities.

  • Video, Extended School Year (ESY) webinar May 2022

    Recording of the webinar

  • PDF, Extended School Year (ESY) webinar May 2022

    Presentation slides


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.

  • Video, Connecting to Special Education Services for Military Families Formed Through Adoption, Kinship Care and Foster Care webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Connecting to Special Education Services for Military Families Formed Through Adoption, Kinship Care and Foster Care webinar

    Presentation Slides

  • PDF, Connecting to Special Education Services for Military Families Formed Through Adoption, Kinship Care and Foster Care webinar

    Military Formed Families resources


Special Education for Formed Families: Making It Work! webinar
March 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.

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

    Webinar recording

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

    Presentation slides

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

    VDOE Supplemental Guidance on Evaluation and Reevaluations 2021


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.

  • Webinar, Reevaluations: Tips for Continuing Special Education Eligibility webinar

    Recording of Reevaluation Webinar

  • PDF, Reevaluations: Tips for Continuing Special Education Eligibility webinar

    Slides


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.

  • Webinar, The Special Education Evaluation Process webinar

    Recording of webinar

  • PDF, The Special Education Evaluation Process webinar

    Presentation slides


FASD in Schools webinar
January 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.

  • Webinar, FASD in Schools webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, FASD in Schools webinar

    presentation slides

  • PDF, FASD in Schools webinar

    Changing our Approach blog from Barb Clark

  • PDF, FASD in Schools webinar

    Improving the Behavior of Children with FASD 2021 article by Hutton


FASD Educational Interventions webinar
January 20, 2022

Hosted live by FFF on January 20, 2022, this webinar featured Dr. Molly Millians of Emory University reviewing evidence-based interventions for children and youth with prenatal alcohol exposure.

  • Webinar, FASD Educational Interventions webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, FASD Educational Interventions webinar

    Presentation slides

  • PDF, FASD Educational Interventions webinar

    Handout with resources from Dr. Millians


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.

  • Webinar, How to Care for You: Self Care and Kinship webinar

    Recording of webinar

  • PDF, How to Care for You: Self Care and Kinship webinar

    Webinar presentation slides