Recordings and materials from webinars and other presentations and events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.