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Introduction to Special Education

Are you new to special education? Join us for this workshop to learn more about the special education process, the resources available and have your questions answered. We're here to help. Register for Introduction to Special Education

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)

Screamfree Parenting - Keeping Your Cool Means Creating a Place

Do your children know they have a secure place in your family? Do you set a "place" for them in your family? Do you focus on yourself first? Screamfree Parenting gives you the tools to stay cool during life's challenging moments. This is the third in our series of four interactive workshops to learn strategies to become the cool, calm, connected parent your child really needs. Join us for any or all the workshops in this series. Registration is now closed.

Friday, April 27, 2018
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)

Irritability in Children

Children pass through many phases of development as they grow up. It can be hard to know if a child is going through normal development or showing signs of something more serious. Dr. Melissa Brotman from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will present this workshop to discuss common signs of irritability, how parents can help a child with severe irritability, treatment options, and ongoing irritability research conducted at NIMH. Register for Irritability in Children.

Friday, May 4, 2018
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)

SIBSHOPS - An Exciting Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs

This Sibshop workshop is for 8 - 13 year-old siblings of children with specials needs enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools to:

  • Meet other siblings in a fun, recreational setting;
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs;
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support;
  • Play games and more!

A pizza lunch will be provided. Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services and funded through a grant from the Fairfax County Special Education Parent Teacher Association. Registration is now closed. Complete this form to be added to the waiting list for SIBSHOPS

Saturday, May 5, 2018
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Key Middle School
6402 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA (map)

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Depression among children and adolescents is common but frequently unrecognized. Depression can be a significant barrier to learning and well-being. However, it is treatable and there are resources available to help children and families who are struggling. Join Dr. Michael Axler, FCPS Senior Supervising Psychologist, to learn important information about depression including signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment options, and available resources. Register for Depression in Children and Adolescents

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)

Strategies and Supports for Children and Teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a child or teen has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. The thoughts are called obsessions and the behaviors are called compulsions. Join Dr. Lisa Bateman, Neuroscience, Inc., for this important workshop. Highlights will include:

  • Signs of OCD that can be identified by parents and teachers
  • Causes and identification of OCD
  • Treatment options for OCD
  • Parents' role in addressing OCD
  • Available resources

Register for Strategies and Supports for Children and Teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Friday, May 11, 2018
10 a.m. - noon

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)

Screamfree Parenting - Keeping Your Cool Means Taking Care of YOU

The most important thing you can do for your family is to take care of yourself. Put your own oxygen mask on first! Screamfree Parenting gives you the tools to stay cool during life's challenging moments. Join us to learn strategies to become the cool, calm, connected parent your child really needs. Register for Screamfree Parenting - Keeping Your Cool Means Taking Care of YOU

Friday, May 18, 2018
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)

Internet Safety - Help Kids Navigate Adolescence in the Digital Age

As parents in the digital age, being aware, alert, and involved in your child's use of the internet is crucial. What else can you do to keep your teenager safe on the internet? Join Richard Stegman, FCPS Educational Specialist, to learn the top internet dangers for teens and seven steps for good digital parenting. Register for Internet Safety - Help Kids Navigate Adolescence in the Digital Age

Friday, June 1, 2018
10 a.m. - noon

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)