Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.
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.
How to Help Students Thrive by Improving Organization and Study Skills webinar
Originally broadcast live on August 3, 2021, this webinar features presenters from The StudyPro reviewing critical executive functioning skills and specific strategies for increasing organizational and study skills.
More information about The StudyPro can be found at https://thestudypro.com/.
Screen-Savvy Parenting webinar
Broadcast live on July 27, 2021, this FFF webinar features Kasey Cain, LPC.
If thinking about screen time makes you want to scream, Screen-Savvy Parenting is for you. Together, the facilitator and participants explored:
– Different kinds of screen time
– Pros and cons of screen time
– Screen time rules that support Relationship Building
What’s Next? Planning Transitions Through and After High School webinar
Broadcast on May 14, 2021, this FFF webinar reviewed data on youth with special needs in foster, adoptive and kinship families and their outcomes. Content includes a review of special education transition planning requirements and a number of post-secondary programs and other resources for youth and young adults with disabilities and who have been in foster care.
Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training
Shared live on February 22 and March 1, 2021, this 2-session series featured a Safe Zone presentation by Helen McDonald of Fairfax Co. Department of Family Services and an overview of data on LGBTQ youth in foster care by FFF’s Beth Spivack. Recordings of both sessions, slides used and handout provided are linked here.
Half-way Hacks: Tools for Virtual Learning webinar
Shared live on February 11, 2021, this FFF webinar offers strategies and resources for refreshing your virtual learning game! A resource sheet links to materials, videos and other supports in the areas of time management, materials management, social emotional and behavior supports for younger and for older children, academic progress monitoring and accessibility.