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09
Apr
2020

CHS Family Fun Activity : Nurturing Connection

04-09-2020 2:00 pm -2:30 pm
Free

Our connection expert Anna is going to lead families through activities that help us increase healthy connections and build strong bonds with one another!

Grab your family members and the following supplies:
2-3 Band-aids per person (could substitute stickers if needed)
Several pieces of paper

Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/310103799960547/

09
Apr
2020

Hacks for a Healthier Home

04-09-2020 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

We are proud to share a wonderful resource from our friends at Virginia Kids Belong. They are partnering with Angie Grant, an adoptive mother and trauma expert to share parenting advice. They will review innovating parenting tips that WORK! These tips and tricks will help you and your family! 

If you're interested in tuning into this, it will be live streamed on Virginia's Kids Belong Facebook Page Here. Every Monday-Thursday 8pm in April. NewFound Families will also share on our Facebook Page! 

https://www.facebook.com/vakidsbelong/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBVzYMApGXcU8iifCzJfKjwaMk2O274aMfYoIDaaVzhF1uiGUw0z-XbrIUU6d6juds89Mera1FpHdO1

10
Apr
2020

CANCELLED - Sunshine Sibling Day: A Day for Siblings!

04-10-2020 - 04-11-2020
Free! $10 refundable deposit required

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Sunshine Sibling Day is an overnight event to celebrate National Sibling Day! This is specifically designed for siblings who are separated through foster care, adoption, or kinship care and their families.

There is no cost to attend! Lodging, meals, and supplies are provided.

For more information or if you wish to volunteer or support this camp please contact Shannon Shepherd at sshepherd@depaulcr.org or call 276-623-0881 ext 1519. Background checks are required.

Volunteer Registration

Important Information

Lodging will be in individual houses with heat but no A/C, so please plan accordingly.

Friday night is Registration and a Pajama Party with popocorn & a movie in the dinig hall.

Saturday is breakfast & lunch with activities throughout, ending by 4pm.

While this camp is free, we require a $10 deposit per person to hold your space made out to Depaul Community Resources. This check will be returned to you at camp. If you wish to cancel, you must do so 30 days prior to the camp, or your check will be cashed as a donation towards future camps.

Individual families must register separately. If you wish to room near the family of your child's siblings, please note that in the appropriate space on the registration form and be sure to include the last name(s).

13
Apr
2020

Hacks for a Healthier Home

04-13-2020 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

We are proud to share a wonderful resource from our friends at Virginia Kids Belong. They are partnering with Angie Grant, an adoptive mother and trauma expert to share parenting advice. They will review innovating parenting tips that WORK! These tips and tricks will help you and your family! 

If you're interested in tuning into this, it will be live streamed on Virginia's Kids Belong Facebook Page Here. Every Monday-Thursday 8pm in April. NewFound Families will also share on our Facebook Page! 

https://www.facebook.com/vakidsbelong/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBVzYMApGXcU8iifCzJfKjwaMk2O274aMfYoIDaaVzhF1uiGUw0z-XbrIUU6d6juds89Mera1FpHdO1

14
Apr
2020

Virtual Stronger Together Peer Support Groups Youth and Young Adult

04-14-2020 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Free

NOTE: Due to closures and concern for the safety of our families related to COVID-19, we are offering VIRTUAL Stronger Together groups on a weekly basis for the immediate future. The youth and young adult group will meet Tuesdays from 6- 7 PM online and parents and caregivers will meet from 7:15- 8:15 PM. New participants should register at the Eventbrite (same registration link for both groups). Log in information will be sent to registered participants.

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.

Our youth and young adult group is designed for teens and young adults age 14-22 who have lived experiences in one or more service systems such as:
-Social Services (foster care, child welfare, family services)
-Special education (learning or emotional disability or other condition)
-Mental health services
-Substance use treatment and recovery

Parents and caregivers have their own group meeting at the same time in the same building and is open to all parents and caregivers who seek peer support, regardless if they have a child in the youth/young adult peer group.

Groups meet twice monthly in Fairfax, and enrollment is open. Groups are facilitated by professional clinicians. A light dinner is served before group meetings begin. There is NO CHARGE for participation in Stronger Together groups. Due to the continuing nature of peer support, regular group attendance is expected.

The group will meet on the following Tuesdays:
2019: October 1, 15 and 29, November 12, December 3 and 17
2020: January 7 and 14, February 4 and 18, March 10 and 24, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26

Please visit our website at www.FormedFamiliesForward.org for more information.

14
Apr
2020

Virtual Stronger Together Peer Support Groups Parents and Caregivers

04-14-2020 7:15 pm -8:15 pm
Free

NOTE: Due to closures and concern for the safety of our families related to COVID-19, we are offering VIRTUAL Stronger Together groups on a weekly basis for the immediate future. The youth and young adult group will meet Tuesdays from 6- 7 PM online and parents and caregivers will meet from 7:15- 8:15 PM. New participants should register at the Eventbrite (same registration link for both groups). Log in information will be sent to registered participants.

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.

Our youth and young adult group is designed for teens and young adults age 14-22 who have lived experiences in one or more service systems such as:
-Social Services (foster care, child welfare, family services)
-Special education (learning or emotional disability or other condition)
-Mental health services
-Substance use treatment and recovery

Parents and caregivers have their own group meeting at the same time in the same building and is open to all parents and caregivers who seek peer support, regardless if they have a child in the youth/young adult peer group.

Groups meet twice monthly in Fairfax, and enrollment is open. Groups are facilitated by professional clinicians. A light dinner is served before group meetings begin. There is NO CHARGE for participation in Stronger Together groups. Due to the continuing nature of peer support, regular group attendance is expected.

The group will meet on the following Tuesdays:
2019: October 1, 15 and 29, November 12, December 3 and 17
2020: January 7 and 14, February 4 and 18, March 10 and 24, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26

Please visit our website at www.FormedFamiliesForward.org for more information.

14
Apr
2020

Hacks for a Healthier Home

04-14-2020 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

We are proud to share a wonderful resource from our friends at Virginia Kids Belong. They are partnering with Angie Grant, an adoptive mother and trauma expert to share parenting advice. They will review innovating parenting tips that WORK! These tips and tricks will help you and your family! 

If you're interested in tuning into this, it will be live streamed on Virginia's Kids Belong Facebook Page Here. Every Monday-Thursday 8pm in April. NewFound Families will also share on our Facebook Page! 

https://www.facebook.com/vakidsbelong/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBVzYMApGXcU8iifCzJfKjwaMk2O274aMfYoIDaaVzhF1uiGUw0z-XbrIUU6d6juds89Mera1FpHdO1

15
Apr
2020

Hacks for a Healthier Home

04-15-2020 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

We are proud to share a wonderful resource from our friends at Virginia Kids Belong. They are partnering with Angie Grant, an adoptive mother and trauma expert to share parenting advice. They will review innovating parenting tips that WORK! These tips and tricks will help you and your family! 

If you're interested in tuning into this, it will be live streamed on Virginia's Kids Belong Facebook Page Here. Every Monday-Thursday 8pm in April. NewFound Families will also share on our Facebook Page! 

https://www.facebook.com/vakidsbelong/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBVzYMApGXcU8iifCzJfKjwaMk2O274aMfYoIDaaVzhF1uiGUw0z-XbrIUU6d6juds89Mera1FpHdO1

16
Apr
2020

Hacks for a Healthier Home

04-16-2020 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

We are proud to share a wonderful resource from our friends at Virginia Kids Belong. They are partnering with Angie Grant, an adoptive mother and trauma expert to share parenting advice. They will review innovating parenting tips that WORK! These tips and tricks will help you and your family! 

If you're interested in tuning into this, it will be live streamed on Virginia's Kids Belong Facebook Page Here. Every Monday-Thursday 8pm in April. NewFound Families will also share on our Facebook Page! 

https://www.facebook.com/vakidsbelong/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBVzYMApGXcU8iifCzJfKjwaMk2O274aMfYoIDaaVzhF1uiGUw0z-XbrIUU6d6juds89Mera1FpHdO1

20
Apr
2020

Hacks for a Healthier Home

04-20-2020 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

We are proud to share a wonderful resource from our friends at Virginia Kids Belong. They are partnering with Angie Grant, an adoptive mother and trauma expert to share parenting advice. They will review innovating parenting tips that WORK! These tips and tricks will help you and your family! 

If you're interested in tuning into this, it will be live streamed on Virginia's Kids Belong Facebook Page Here. Every Monday-Thursday 8pm in April. NewFound Families will also share on our Facebook Page! 

https://www.facebook.com/vakidsbelong/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBVzYMApGXcU8iifCzJfKjwaMk2O274aMfYoIDaaVzhF1uiGUw0z-XbrIUU6d6juds89Mera1FpHdO1

NewFound Families

Adoption, Foster, and Kinship Association
4901 Dickens Rd #115
Richmond, VA 23230
1-888-2FOSTER
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