There are nearly 900 children in foster care in the Tidewater community that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we'll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way.
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Injury from falling is one of the Baby Boomer generation’s biggest concerns. And rightly so. According to the council on Aging Care, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. But there are things you can do to minimize the risk of falling and breaking a bone. In the Stable + Strong workshop, Mary Burruss, M.Ed, RYT 500, will present strategies based in Eastern Medical theory that can augment medical treatment strategies to help prevent bone injury from falling.
In this workshop you will learn:
- Causes of decreases in bone density from an Eastern and Western medical viewpoint
- Fall prevention strategies (increasing balance, flexibility and strength)
- Information on increasing bone density surrounding exercise, stress management and eating habits.
This workshop could include a demonstration and/or audience participation in the 12 yoga poses found by Dr. Loren Fishman of Columbia University to maintain or build bone density, statistics surrounding bone density issues, hand-outs and other resources on relevant topics, plus a question and answer period at the end.
This support group is free and available to any adult adoptee or any parent who has placed a child for adoption regardless of when, how or with another agency. This group is also open and available to anyone contemplating adoption for their child as an opportunity to speak with others who have lived the experience. Extended family members are also welcome to attend. The group is led by a social worker, who is also a birth mother and an adoptee.
Formed Families Forward hosts Stronger Together, peer support groups for teens and young adults ages 14-22, and for parents and caregivers. We believe that youth and young adults really are stronger when they share their experiences and work together to improve their own lives and the systems that exist to help youth and families.
There are nearly 450 children in foster care in our region that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we’ll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way.
This support group will meet the last Wednesday of the month, from 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information, contact Bonnie Little
Is God calling you to help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care in Salem to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Give us a call at 540-444-0566 for more information.
Please join us at an Open House! Learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Representatives from multiple foster care and adoption agencies in your community will answer your questions.
Funded wholly or in part by the FAM-17-042 Foster & Adoptive Recruitment contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Parent Support Group-(West Fairfax) The West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings each month at 7:30 pm. in Room 204 at Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax, For more information, contact Sharon