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April 2019

* Stronger Together peer support groups

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

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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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* Parents & Caregivers: Learn to Be a Determined Family Together!

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace Street,
Herndon, VA 20170 United States
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Two I'm Determined sessions to pick from: March 19 at Key Middle School or April 3 at Herndon Senior Center! Choose your session on Eventbrite Registration. Parents and caregivers of children and youth with special needs will have two opportunites to hear more about the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) I'm Determined project and the annual I'm Determined Youth Summit.  Join us at one of our convenient sessions to learn how to incorporate important self-determination skills into everyday life at home and school,…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

peer support groups stronger together flyer

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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* Spring Forward Family Fun Day/Regional Conference

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT
GMU Science and Tech campus, 10900 University Blvd
Manassas, VA
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Register NOW for our annual Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Professional Conference, this year at GMU's Science & Tech campus in Manassas.  In addition to foster, adoptive and kinship families, we invite social service and education professionals to this great day of learning and connection. This year we have special outdoor education experiences available for children and youth age 4 and up. Registration is now open!! Get Early Bird Discounted Rates through March 3.

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May 2019

* Stronger Together peer support groups

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

peer support groups stronger together flyer

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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* Assistive Technology and Your Child: A Recipe for Success

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Did you know that your child or youth with special needs has access to assistive technology (AT) that could make a big difference in his or her educational success? Come and join Geoff Weber, Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at GMU, to learn your rights, strategies for advocating for appropriate AT for your child during individualized education program (IEP) meetings, and how to choose the right devices. Formed Families Forward…

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* Stronger Together peer support groups

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

peer support groups stronger together flyer

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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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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