WEBINARS

Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.

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.

  • Webinar, 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.

  • Webinar, 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


FASD Diagnosis webinar
January 13, 2022

Delivered live on January 13, 2022, FFF hosted Dr. Renee Turchi for a webinar about diagnosis of conditions under the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders umbrella.

  • Webinar, FASD Diagnosis webinar

    Webinar Recording

  • PDF, FASD Diagnosis webinar

    Slides from Dr. Turchi FASD Diagnosis

  • PDF, FASD Diagnosis webinar

    Turchi and colleagues article on FASD Integrated Care


Instilling Hope: A Brain Based Approach to Understanding FASDs and other Neurobehavioral Conditions webinar
January 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, melligson@gmail.com.

  • Video, Instilling Hope: A Brain Based Approach to Understanding FASDs and other Neurobehavioral Conditions webinar

    Recording of Instilling Hope webinar


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.

  • Webinar, Nontraditional School Options Panel

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Nontraditional School Options Panel

    Panel presentation slides


Increasing Familiarity of Different Cultures in Multi-Racial Formed Families: A Family to Family Perspective

Broadcast live on October 4, 2021, this panel webinar featured 4 family and professional presenters who shared their experiences with raising children in multiracial families.

  • Webinar, Increasing Familiarity of Different Cultures in Multi-Racial Formed Families: A Family to Family Perspective

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Increasing Familiarity of Different Cultures in Multi-Racial Formed Families: A Family to Family Perspective

    Presentation slides handout


Back to School: How to Help Your Kids Manage Anxieties and Prepare for a Return to the “Normal” Classroom webinar

Originally broadcast live on August 10, 2021, this webinar from FFF offered strategies for supporting children’s anxieties about the return to school amid COVID.

  • Webinar, Back to School: How to Help Your Kids Manage Anxieties and Prepare for a Return to the “Normal” Classroom webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Back to School: How to Help Your Kids Manage Anxieties and Prepare for a Return to the “Normal” Classroom webinar

    Handout- presentation slides


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/.

  • Webinar, How to Help Students Thrive by Improving Organization and Study Skills webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, How to Help Students Thrive by Improving Organization and Study Skills webinar

    Webinar slides handout


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

  • Webinar, Screen-Savvy Parenting webinar

    Recording of webinar

  • PDF, Screen-Savvy Parenting webinar

    Presentation slides


Ready to Resolve? Collaborative Problem Solving with Agency Partners webinar

Recorded live on  June 10, 2021, FFF staff present communication strategies and collaborative problem solving techniques to increase clarity of message and reduce conflicts.

  • Webinar, Ready to Resolve? Collaborative Problem Solving with Agency Partners webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Ready to Resolve? Collaborative Problem Solving with Agency Partners webinar

    Presentation slides


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.

 

  • Webinar, What’s Next? Planning Transitions Through and After High School webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PPT, What’s Next? Planning Transitions Through and After High School webinar

    Presentation slides


Getting through the Gate: Special Education Eligibility webinar

Broadcast live on March 18, 2021, this webinar from FFF covered the topics of referral, evaluation and eligibility for special education.

  • Webinar, Getting through the Gate: Special Education Eligibility webinar

    Webinar recording

  • PDF, Getting through the Gate: Special Education Eligibility webinar

    Getting through the Gate slides


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.

  • Webinar, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Recording, session 1 of 2

  • Webinar, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Recording, session 2 of 2

  • PPT, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Safe Zone training slides part 1 of 2

  • PPT, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Safe Zone training slides part 2 of 2

  • PPT, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Introduction and data slides session 1

  • PPT, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Introduction and data slides session 2

  • PDF, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    National LGBTQ resources

  • PDF, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Safe Zone vocabulary cards

  • PDF, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Inclusive language handout

  • Factsheet, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care from Human Rights Coalition

  • PDF, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    3 handouts from Session 2: Gender Unicorn, Privileges for Sale, Coming Out

  • Document, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Safe Zone scenarios

  • Factsheet, Building LGBTQ Awareness and Acceptance: A Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Sensitivity Training

    Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: Guide for Foster Parents


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.

  • Webinar, Half-way Hacks: Tools for Virtual Learning webinar

    Recording of webinar

  • PPT, Half-way Hacks: Tools for Virtual Learning webinar

    Presentation slides

  • Factsheet, Half-way Hacks: Tools for Virtual Learning webinar

    Halfway Hacks resource list