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601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States

September 2018

* Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families Connect: Ensuring Success for Students with ADHD

September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
ALLY Center,, 601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States
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Dr. Kelly Henderson, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, will share tips and tricks to ensure success for your student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the new school year. We will review the most recent federal policy updates for securing accommodations, special instruction and other supports for students with ADHD in schools. Practical strategies for improving academic, social and behavioral outcomes at home and school will be shared. While all parents and caregivers are welcome, we particularly encourage…

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November 2018

*W.I.S.E. Up- Handling Tough Questions about Adoption workshop

November 26, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm EST
ALLY Center,, 601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States
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Most adopted children are asked questions about being adopted, yet few are equipped to respond.  Questions like: "Why don't you look like your mom?",  "Where are your real parents?", and  "Why did they give you away?" can leave children feeling uncomfortable and distressed. The W.I.S.E. UP! program, the Center for Adoption Support and Education's nationally and internationally acclaimed program has helped more than 20,000 children with their feelings about being adopted while responding to others' questions, comments and curiosities.  The easy-to-learn W.I.S.E Up!…

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February 2019

* Building Connections at Home & School: Key Factors that Build Resilience

February 25, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EST
ALLY Center,, 601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States
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Building Connections at Home & School: Key Factors that Build Resilience for our Children and Youth Impacted by Trauma and Toxic Stress Foster, adoptive and kinship families are invited to join us for our next Loudoun Connect training. Supporting a child or youth who has experienced trauma is critical for educational success.  Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, will share strategies that schools and parents/caregivers can implement together to ensure children and youth impacted by trauma and…

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September 2019

Collaborating and Communicating with Schools to Build Resilience in Children Impacted by Trauma

September 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
ALLY Center,, 601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States
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Children and youth exposed to trauma and traumatic stress are more likely to struggle with behavioral, academic and social success.  Families can take steps to address the impact of trauma and help build resilience.  These steps are much more effective when taken in collaboration with schools that facilitate open communication approaches.  This session offers a brief overview of childhood trauma and suggests strategies for building relationships between families and schools to build skills.  Join Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of…

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December 2019

*Loudoun Connect: Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Special Needs

December 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
ALLY Center,, 601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States
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Throughout your child’s school career, especially if your child requires an IEP or has special needs, there are certain decisions you will need to make along the way. In 2014 the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) identified specific challenges for families, and the timeframe in which they need to be addressed. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) then developed and implemented a parent training program to help guide families to what to be aware of and when as…

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February 2020

Loudoun Connect: Refresh Your Parenting and Problem Solving Tool Kit

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
ALLY Center,, 601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States
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Register at https://refreshtoolbox.eventbrite.com Update 2/23- THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED due to low enrollment. Contact FFF directly if you would like to schedule a problem-solving consultation!

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