Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.
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.
An Honest & Supportive Discussion about Multi-racial Formed Families
Broadcast live on 1/28/21, this webinar and discussion focused on issues impacting multi-racial foster, adoptive and kinship families. Three areas of strategies were offered: self-reflection, acknowledgement, and mentoring. The recording covers the content portion; discussion among the participants was not recorded.
Neurodiversity and Virtual Learning: Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions
Presented live on November 18, 2020 by Wendy Wegman from Tourette Association of America. This 6th webinar in Formed Families Forward’s Facing Fall series covered prevalence and characteristics of Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders. She shared information about co-occurring disorders including ADHD, OCD and other mental health conditions. Ms. Wegman also covered strategies for accommodating special needs during virtual learning.
Tech Tips and Tricks: Helping Your Child with Virtual Learning
Part of our Facing Fall 2020 webinar series, this session features digital native and GMU intern Clare Yordy reviewing a number of Google tools, learning platforms and assistive technology strategies to help families support their children learning in virtual or hybrid environments.
Formula for Success: Self Management and Self Care, Parent/Caregiver Session at Falling Into Place family event
Recorded as part of our Falling Into Place: Celebrating Family Resilience virtual family event on October 17, this session was presented by Karen Berlin of the GMU Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC).
Special Education during a very Special Fall: What Families Should Know about IDEA during the COVID Pandemic
This webinar with Maria Blaeuer, Esq. of Advocates for Justice in Education, Inc. in Washington, DC was broadcast live on October 21, 2020. This webinar is part of our Facing Fall: FFF Answers Your Questions webinar series.
Are You Forgetting to Care for Yourself? A webinar workshop on managing parental stress
Broadcast live on October 6, 2020, this “Facing Fall” webinar from Formed Families Forward features Tia Marsili.
Due to a technical glitch, the video of Tia demonstrating the techniques was not included in the recording. Our apologies.
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.