Consultation and support
Formed Families Forward provides consultation and support to families and agency personnel to help them meet the special education needs of their children and youth. Short-term phone and direct consultations are available at no cost to adoptive, foster and kinship families and to child welfare and education professionals in northern Virginia.
Formed Families Forward offers special education resources designed specifically for foster, adoptive and kinship families. We assist with navigating resources and make linkages to other agencies and organizations, and offer peer support groups for parents and caregivers and for youth and young adults age 14-22. Learn more about our Stronger Together youth and Formed Families Together parent/caregiver peer support groups HERE.
Formed Families Forward also offers education resources including fact sheets and topical resource webpages designed specifically for foster, adoptive and kinship families.