Recordings of webinar presentations and accompanying materials.
Discovering Financial Resources to Support Children and Youth with Special Needs in Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families
This FFF webinar, recorded in winter and spring 2020 features four segments covering different options and programs that offer financial supports to some foster, adoptive and kinship families raising children and youth with disabilities. Watch all or forward through to the sections that cover topics of most relevance for your family. THANK YOU to Julie Bowman of Fairfax Co DFS, Sarah Pennington, of ABLEnow, and Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, for sharing their expertise.
Segment 1- Adoption Subsidy Agreements
Segment 2- ABLEnow special needs savings accounts
Segment 3- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Segment 4- Special Needs Trusts
WEBINAR- Improved Outcomes through Screening and Diagnosis of ND-PAE in Patients with FASD
Dr. Susan Rich presented a webinar as part of our FASD series. Find her slides and additional handouts here, as well as a recording of the webinar. Please note that video images start about 6 minutes into the recording and due to errors in the file, the audio of Dr. Rich discontinues @ minute 30. We have worked with GoToWebinar extensively to repair the audio file and unfortunately there was a permanent loss of audio. We are assured this issue will not reoccur in future webinars. Our apologies.
Back to School: Surviving Reentry 2018 webinarSeptember 16, 2018
A Formed Families Forward webinar that covers some 504 and IDEA basics, as well as some strategies for communicating with school staff and kicking off the new school year well!
Note- Recording includes some dead space at beginning; content starts at 15 minutes in.
Understanding Trauma in Children and Youth video
From the Fairfax Trauma-Informed Care Network
This session gives a primer on the lasting effects of trauma, and provides practical strategies for developing positive coping skills in children and youth with a history of trauma. Participants will enhance their ability to understand and handle challenging behavior in young people and learn how to develop a trauma-informed environment, focusing on strategies that minimize triggers and emphasize effective, asset-focused behavior management.
The Intersection of ADHD with Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families: How Can Caregivers Help?
In honor of National Foster Care Month in May, we focus on the unique needs of children and youth with disabilities raised in foster, adoptive and kinship homes. Included in the presentation will be the rate of ADHD and other disabilities in families formed through foster care, adoption and kinship care (non-birth parent relatives raising children); the connection between trauma and disability; what is known about the ADHD diagnosis and Executive Function deficits; how working with the school system can create an effective team support network, and parenting strategies that contribute to positive outcomes for families raising children with special needs and ADHD:
- The role of executive function skills in home and school life and why mastering these skills can be a challenge for children and youth in adoptive, foster and kinship families.
- Simple strategies for parents and caregivers to engage positively with their children, reduce conflicts, and replace problem behaviors.
- The approaches for working cooperatively with teachers, social workers and other professionals who support your child and family.