FFF FACT SHEETS

Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

This set of three fact sheets are designed to support the Trauma Sensitive Responses at Home and School video series, available below.

Individual Fact Sheets are available as separate documents, and all three fact sheets in one document. Accessible text versions of all fact sheets are also available.

  • Factsheet, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Fact Sheets for Videos 1 through 3

  • Factsheet, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Video 1 Fact Sheet Understanding Trauma

  • Factsheet, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Video 2 Fact Sheet Responding to Trauma

  • Factsheet, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Video 3 Fact Sheet Trauma Sensitive Schools

  • PDF, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Video 1 Fact Sheet Understanding Trauma accessible version

  • PDF, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Video 2 Fact Sheet Responding to Trauma accessible version

  • PDF, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Video 3 Fact Sheet Trauma Sensitive Schools accessible version

  • Video, Trauma Training Video Fact Sheets from FFF: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

    Video Series


What Formed Families Forward can do for you

Families formed by foster care, kinship care, or adoption, especially those raising children with special needs, face unique challenges. Formed Families Forward helps families find and navigate services here in Northern Virginia, including:

  • Early intervention for infants and toddlers
  • Instruction and support in schools
  • Mental and behavioral health services
  • Juvenile justice, courts, and detention
  • Health and disability services
  • Social services
  • Transition through middle and high school to college, job training, and employment
  • Factsheet, What Formed Families Forward can do for you


Children and Trauma: What Can You Do? FFF Fact Sheet

Child traumatic stress refers to the physical and emotional responses of a child to events that threaten the life or physical integrity of the child or of someone critically important to the child (such as a parent or sibling). Traumatic events can overwhelm a child’s capacity to cope. Children may feel terror and powerlessness; they may act out. The fact sheet provides information to understand the types of trauma, potential responses to the trauma and ways to support a child who has experienced trauma.

  • Factsheet, Children and Trauma: What Can You Do? FFF Fact Sheet


Responding to Children Impacted by Trauma FFF fact sheet

It is often difficult for parents and caregivers to know how best to respond to their children’s behavioral and emotional needs. Download our fact sheet for proven strategies for responding to children impacted by trauma.

  • Factsheet, Responding to Children Impacted by Trauma FFF fact sheet


Foster, Adoptive & Kinship TRAINING and SUPPORT SERVICES

Formed Families Forward is Here to HELP.

Foster, adoptive and kinship families need support and information:
Families formed by adoption, foster care and kinship care are more likely than other families to have children with disabilities and other special needs.

  • Infographic, Foster, Adoptive & Kinship TRAINING and SUPPORT SERVICES

    January 2018


Foster Families: Did You know?
  • Your child with a disability can get educational services
  • You should help make important educational decisions for your foster child.
  • You should be informed when decisions are to be made.
  • Your child’s school should be helping solve behavior problems.
  • School records from previous schools should be sent to a new school.
  • Factsheet, Foster Families: Did You know?


Adoptive Families: Did You Know?
  • Your child with a disability can get educational services.
  • You should help make important educational decisions about your child.
  • You should be informed when decisions are to be made.
  • Your child may get support services to benefit from special education.
  • Your child’s school should be helping solve behavior problems.
  • Factsheet, Adoptive Families: Did You Know?


Mental Health Needs in Formed Families

Virginia families formed by foster care, adoption and kinship care are much more likely than other families to need mental health care and supports.
The children and youth we care for are 3 to 4 times more likely to have behavioral and emotional disorders than children raised by birth families.

Our fact sheet has more statistics around mental health needs in Formed Families.

  • Factsheet, Mental Health Needs in Formed Families


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • What do parents and caregivers need to know?
  • Does PBIS look the same for all students?
  • What should be part of every school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports approach?

Download our fact sheet for the answers.

  • Factsheet, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports


Kinship Care: Rights and Responsibilities

For more information about informal and form Kinship care download our fact sheet.

  • Factsheet, Kinship Care: Rights and Responsibilities


Kinship Families: Did You Know?
  • The child you care for can get educational services.
  • You should help make important educational decisions about the child you care for
  • You should be informed when decisions are to be made.
  • Your child’s school should be helping solve behavior problems.
  • School records from previous schools should be sent to a new school.
  • Factsheet, Kinship Families:  Did You Know?