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4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States

May 2018

Family Movie Night: This is Us

May 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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This is Us movie night

Family Movie Night! The hit television series This is Us has attracted a lot of fans with its stories of family in many shapes and forms. Loss, trauma, siblings, race, adoption, parenting and resiliency are among the themes this powerful series tackles. Families enjoy a dinner of pizza and salad together at 6:00pm. At 6:30pm children will move to an adjacent room and enjoy a family-friendly movie and snacks, supervised by skilled childcare providers. Parents and caregivers are invited to view serveral…

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August 2018

Kinship Listening Session: Lunch or Dinner

August 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Virginia is ranked 49th in the country for the number of children aging out of foster care without a permanent connection. Children who are unable to live with their family of origin are more likely to achieve permanency when they are placed with a relative. However, in Virginia only 6 percent of are placed with a relative when entering foster care. Relatives often want to take in children but are unable to do so because of lack of resources and support. In…

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October 2018

* Behaviors and Beyond: Understanding and Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 1, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Raising or working with children and youth who have autism, or are "on the spectrum"' or have challenging behaviors that may be related to autism?  Join Dr. Grace Francis and Dr. Jodi Duke of GMU's College of Education and Human Development for an overview of the disorder and how children and youth might be identified for special education in schools.  This expert dynamic duo will also review evidence-based strategies for use at home and in school.  While the session will…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 1

October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served. Participation in Stronger Together groups is free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 2

October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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Fx Co Foster Care & Adoption Association Meet Up at FFF

October 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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FCFCAA and Formed Families Forward invites Fairfax foster and adoptive families to a fall meet up. Child care and activities will be available next door to meeting of parents and caregivers.  Other nonprofit orgs will also be on site to share information about services and resources.  See flyer for RSVP and other specifics.  

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* REVIVE! Training: Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education

October 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Virginia is currently under a public health emergency as a result of the opioid addiction crisis that is affecting much of the United States.  The Commonwealth of Virginia has been severely impacted - particularly regarding the abuse of prescription drugs.  REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program for professionals, stakeholders and others affected on how to recognize and respond to an overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone (Narcan).  The training covers understanding opioids, how opioid overdoses happen,…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 3

October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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November 2018

* Girls with ADHD: Strategies for Supporting and Advocating for Our Daughters

November 8, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Girls with ADHD: it's not what you think! Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) can present very differently in girls than it does in boys. Join Catherine Adams of the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia and Dr. Kelly Henderson, Ph.D, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward for a free evening workshop. The session will address unique characteristics that impact identification, delivery of services and parenting of girls with the condition.  Recent policy guidance that impacts the eligibility for school and post-secondary accommodations…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 4

November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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* Holiday Family Night

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Families and colleagues are invited to join us for our Formed Families Forward Holiday Family Night event. Fun and connection for the whole family. Children and parents/caregivers are invited to join Formed Families Forward Board and staff for some food, fun and fellowship. A light dinner will be served to whole family at 6 PM and then children and youth are invited to enjoy holiday videos and art and crafts activities in the room next door. Parents and caregivers will…

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December 2018

* Stronger Together peer support groups session 5

December 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 6

December 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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January 2019

* Stronger Together peer support groups session 7

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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Parenting Wisely class *

January 9 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Parenting can be tough!  Join Formed Families Forward (FFF) as we host a FREE highly interactive 5 week class designed to equip parents and caregivers with the tools necessary to engage your teens in difficult family scenarios.  Learn constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other difficult behaviors. Bring peace back to your home! Using realistic video scenarios, facilitators will take parents and caregivers through common issues such as getting…

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Parenting Wisely class 2 of 5 *

January 16 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Parenting can be tough!  Join Formed Families Forward (FFF) as we host a FREE highly interactive 5 week class designed to equip parents and caregivers with the tools necessary to engage your teens in difficult family scenarios.  Learn constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other difficult behaviors. Bring peace back to your home! Using realistic video scenarios, facilitators will take parents and caregivers through common issues such as getting…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 8

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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Parenting Wisely class 3 of 5 *

January 23 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Parenting can be tough!  Join Formed Families Forward (FFF) as we host a FREE highly interactive 5 week class designed to equip parents and caregivers with the tools necessary to engage your teens in difficult family scenarios.  Learn constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other difficult behaviors. Bring peace back to your home! Using realistic video scenarios, facilitators will take parents and caregivers through common issues such as getting…

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Parenting Wisely class 4 of 5 *

January 30 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Parenting can be tough!  Join Formed Families Forward (FFF) as we host a FREE highly interactive 5 week class designed to equip parents and caregivers with the tools necessary to engage your teens in difficult family scenarios.  Learn constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other difficult behaviors. Bring peace back to your home! Using realistic video scenarios, facilitators will take parents and caregivers through common issues such as getting…

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February 2019

* Stronger Together peer support groups session 9

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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Parenting Wisely class 5 of 5 *

February 6 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Parenting can be tough!  Join Formed Families Forward (FFF) as we host a FREE highly interactive 5 week class designed to equip parents and caregivers with the tools necessary to engage your teens in difficult family scenarios.  Learn constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other difficult behaviors. Bring peace back to your home! Using realistic video scenarios, facilitators will take parents and caregivers through common issues such as getting…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 10

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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March 2019

* Stronger Together peer support groups session 11

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups session 12

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Stronger Together peer support groups meet about twice a month throughout the school year, October through May. Groups are open to youth and youth adults ages 14-22 and a separate group is available to parents and caregivers. Both groups meet 6:30- 8 PM on selected Tuesdays. Both groups are facilitated by professional, licensed clinicians. A light dinner of pizza and salad is served and the groups are free of charge. Due to the nature of peer support, regular attendance in…

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May 2019

Kinship Family Focus Group Session 1: Suggestions for Fairfax

May 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Kinship families- we need your input! Share your experiences, needs and wishes for kinship family supports in our area. Please join us the evening of May 14 at Formed Families Forward offices for an important focus group meeting. There are two sessions at 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM. Child care is available. Kinship caregivers who register and attend will receive a $25 gift card as a token of appreciation for sharing your experiences! Download the event flyer HERE. Background: Formed…

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Kinship Family Focus Group Session 2: Suggestions For Fairfax

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Kinship families- we need your input! Share your experiences, needs and wishes for kinship family supports in our area. Please join us the evening of May 14 at Formed Families Forward offices for an important focus group meeting (choose from two time options- 6:15 PM or 7:30 PM). Child care is available. Kinship caregivers who register and attend will receive a $25 gift card as a token of appreciation for sharing your experiences! Download the event flyer HERE. Background: Formed…

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Family Lunch and FOSTER movie screening

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day 18 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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RSVP with number attending and any special needs to FCFCAAmail@gmail.com

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June 2019

* Memoir and Life-writing Workshop for Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Deborah Gold, university creative writing professor and author of Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond, will conduct an introductory life-writing workshop, focusing on the experiences of foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers and professionals who raise and work with children and youth in care. Written exploration can help caregivers and professionals process the triumphs, losses and challenging moments involved. While much of the workshop will be interactive, a replicable 'photo album' format and process instructions will enable particpants to 're-teach' the…

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August 2019

* Back in the Groove: Tools for a Smooth Reentry to a New School Year workshop

August 22 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Kick off new school year preparation with Formed Families Forward. Enjoy a relaxed evening with other parents and caregivers as we get creative with tools for laying the groundwork for a successful start to the school year. Families will create an "All About Me" one page document to share key information about their student and family with school staff. In addition, we will review other versions of back-to-school information packets, as well as some strengths-based planning and self-determination tools. Hard…

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