SCAN, Formed Families Forward, ARC of Loudoun to Host Workshop for Families of Children with Special Needs
On February 24th, SCAN, Formed Families Forward, and ARC of Loudoun will host a 2-hour workshop for parents and families of children with special needs. Caring for a child who has special education needs or has experienced trauma can be challenging. Come battle the mid-year blues with Yolonda Thompson, Family Program Manager of SCAN Family Programs and Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Formed Families Forward. This winter workshop will help refresh your parenting and problem-solving tool kit with strategies to build resiliency and address mid-school year challenges. Families and educational professionals will come away with practical tools they can use at home and in the classroom.
Families are encouraged to bring questions and documents such as Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to problem solve challenges they and their child are experiencing at home and in the classroom.
Open to all interested parents, caregivers, and professionals, though content will address issues of particular relevance to foster, adoptive and kinship families. We offer training and support to foster, adoptive and kinship families raising children and youth with special needs. Older teens and young adults are welcome to attend. Please note child care for younger children is not available.
Light refreshments will be served at 6 PM; formal program starts at 6:30 PM. No child care is available.
Download the event flyer HERE.