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Formed Families Forward Office

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4031 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States

May 2019

Kinship Family Focus Group: 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. Child care is available! Download the event flyer HERE. Background: Formed Families Forward is assisting Fairfax County Department of Family Services in hosting the kinship family meeting. Fairfax DFS is working with the Northern Virginia Regional Kinship Group and A Second Chance,…

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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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