Workshop Warehouse

Did you miss a Parent Resource Center workshop?

Would you like the presentation/handout from any of the workshops listed below? Email us or call us (703-204-3941) and we will send it to you! Some of the workshops below can be watched on our YouTube Channel.

October 2018

Enjoy Your Strong-Willed Child: 10 Secrets to Stop the Power Struggles

Kirk Martin, Founder of Celebrate Calm, offers tips and strategies to understand your strong-willed child, motivate without power struggles, stop yelling, lecturing, and nagging and to enjoy your strong-willed child.

Post-Secondary Education Options - Coffee and Conversation

This important workshop hosted by FCPS Career and Transition Services provided important information on post-secondary education options for students with disabilities. Watch Post-Secondary Options - Coffee and Conversation on YouTube.

September 2018

Google Classroom

Staff from FCPS Assistive Technology Services presented this workshop on how Google Classroom works and other tips parents need to know. Watch Google Classroom on YouTube.

Accessing Inclusive Settings: New Changes to the IEP

Staff from the FCPS Office of Special Education Procedural Support and the FCPS Office of Special Education Instruction will present this important workshop for parents of students receiving special education services.

Gender Differences in ADHD

Patricia Quinn, MD, discussed the gender differences in ADHD and the important implications in diagnosis and treatment. Watch Gender Differences in ADHD on Youtube.

May 2018

Strategies and Supports to Help Children and Teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Lisa Bateman, Neuroscience Inc., addressed signs and symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that can be identified by parents and teachers as well as causes and treatments options for OCD.

Depression in Children and Teens

Signs and symptoms of depression in children and teens are highlighted in this presentation. Watch Depression in Children and Teens on YouTube

April 2018

Introduction to Special Education

An overview of the special education process for parents new to special education. Watch Introduction to Special Education on YouTube

Collaborative IEPs: Parents as Partners

This presentation provides an overview of the IEP process and strategies for collaboration during your child's IEP meetings. Presented by Andrew Guillen, FCPS IEP Specialist and Mary Beth Harrison-Cunningham, FCPS Parent Resource Center Manager.

A Closer Look at Stress and Anxiety in Elementary School Students

Kasey Cain, Resource Counselor, FCPS School Counseling Services, and Resident in Counseling presented strategies and resources to support elementary school students experiencing stress and anxiety. Watch A Closer Look at Stress and Anxiety in Elementary School Students on You Tube.

Autism 101

An introduction to understanding autism spectrum disorders presented by the Autism Society of Northern Virginia.

March 2018

Trauma 101

Information on the symptoms of trauma, reactions to trauma, and the impact of trauma on education and relationships. Fact sheets from Formed Families Forward and online resources.

Tech Tools to Support Students with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties

Assistive Technology Services provided free tech tools and strategies that can be useful to support students of all ages who struggle with reading at this workshop. Watch Tech Tools to Support Students with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties on YouTube

February 2018

Building Healthy Relationships

Staff from the Mason LIFE Program at George Mason University presented strategies to discuss relationships, sex education, and dating rules with tweens and teens with disabilities. Watch Building Healthy Relationships on YouTube

Section 504 - What Parents Need to Know

Kathy Murphy, FCPS Section 504 Specialist, presented information on qualifying under Section 504, the 504 Plan process, preparing for meetings, and more. Watch Section 504-What Parents Need to Know on YouTube

What is Restorative Justice?

The principles of Restorative Justice and how the program is used in Fairfax County Public Schools. Watch Restorative Justice on YouTube

January 2018

You're Not the Boss of Me!

Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, shares ideas on how to keep parents and kids of all ages calm.

Identifying and Treating Anxiety in Children and Teens

Research on identifying and treating anxiety in children and teens from the National Institute of Mental Health. View NIMH information about anxiety.

Executive Functioning: Strategies to Help Children Orchestrate their Lives

This presentation provides strategies to help students with organization, homework study skills and time management. Facts on ADHD are also included.

December 2017

Depression in Children and Teens

A presentation by Dr. Kenneth Towbin, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on depression in children and teens. View NIMH information about depression online.

November 2017

Thinking Outside the Box: Creative Postsecondary Employment Options for Students with Disabilities

This presentation provided postsecondary employments options for students with disabilities from FCPS Career and Transition Services, The Arc of Northern Virginia and The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Watch Thinking Outside the Box: Creative Postsecondary Employment Options for Students with Disabilities on YouTube

Introduction to Special Education

An overview of the special education process for parents new to special education.

Trauma 101

Information on the symptoms of trauma, reactions to trauma, and the impact of trauma on education and relationships. Fact sheets from Formed Families Forward and online resources.

October 2017

Dyslexia Open House

Information on the NEW online Dyslexia Handbook for Parents, social emotional impacts of dyslexia on students and Parent Resource Center resources on dyslexia.

Postsecondary Education Planning - Coffee and Conversation

FCPS Career and Transition Services provided resources for postsecondary education for students with disabilities and resources for transitioning from high school to college.

The Social Impact of ADHD

Cathi Cohen, Author, Clinical Social Worker, Certified Group Psychotherapist, and expert in the field of social skills training for children, shares strategies for helping children with ADHD who have challenges making and keeping friends.

Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Special Needs

A presentation on transition services for students with disabilities as well as a list of vendors and their handouts.

Collaborative IEPs: Parents as Partners

This presentation provides an overview of the IEP process and strategies for collaboration during your child's IEP meetings.

September 2017

An Introduction to Executive Function

The brain's executive function enables people to plan, focus attention, remember instructions and multi-task successfully. Learn how these skills affect your child's academic habits.

Exceptional Military Families Summit

Resources for military families of children with special needs. Resources from the FCPS offices of Special Education Instruction, Special Education Procedural Support, School Counseling Services, Career and Transition Services and more!

Homework Made Simple

Tips and strategies to help make this a year of stress-free homework for you and your child!

June 2017

Movement is Magic for the Summer

Summer Motor Fun Toolbox, quick sensory break ideas and more ways to include movement in your child's summer!

Housing Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities

Resources to make the move to independent housing, flexible spending information, and 2017 housing tours.

Tech Friday - Summer Writing

Activities and strategies in Word and Google to support and encourage writing.

May 2017

Calming the Anxious Waters

Strategies to help preschool and elementary school students calm anxiety.

Celebrate Calm - Stop Power Struggles from Morning to Midnight

Kirk Martin, Founder of Celebrate Calm, offers tips and strategies to avoid power struggles in your home.

April 2017

Flash Forward - Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with IEPs

Career and Transition Services contacts, list of exhibitors and more.

Next Stop

Resources from Glen Finland, author of Next Stop, including Charting the Life Course on integrated services and supports and Charting the Life Course on employment goals.

Autism & Safety

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates presentation.

March 2017

Mind in the Making - The Seven Essential Life Skills That Every Child Needs

From the book by Ellen Galinsky, this workshop highlighted taking on challenges.

February 2017

Mind in the Making - The Seven Essential Life Skills That Every Child Needs

From the book by Ellen Galinsky, this workshop highlighted critical thinking.

Tech Thursday - Technology Tools to Support Executive Functioning

Technology tools and strategies that can help support students with executive functioning deficits. Presented by FCPS Assistive Technology Services.

January 2017

Mind in the Making - The Seven Essential Life Skills That Every Child Needs

From the book by Ellen Galinsky, this workshop highlighted making connections.

Dyslexia Strategies for Elementary Students

An overview of FCPS supports available for students with dyslexia and strategies for addressing the social-emotional affects of dyslexia.

Strategies to Support Secondary Students with Dyslexia

An overview of FCPS supports available for students with dyslexia and strategies for addressing the social-emotional affects of dyslexia.

Tech Thursday - Google Docs

A presentation on how Google Apps for Education can support student achievement, ways Google Docs can help students in grade 4 and up with the writing process, and voice typing tools.