Digital Resources - Information for Families and Educators

Digital Resources Compiled by the Family Resource Center

Listed below are resources from FCPS and the community on a wide variety of topics to help families and educators support student success.

Please email [email protected] or call 703-204-3941 the Family Resource Center for more information.

Resources by Topic

Family Resource Guides

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Resources






Drug and Alcohol Resources in Spanish 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)

Digital Citizenship

FCPS Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

Tip Sheets from CommonSense Media

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    Community Resources

    Resources in Spanish 



    Tip Sheets

    Community Resources

    FCPS Links: Instruction and Assessment

    FCPS Links: Characteristics of Students with Dyslexia

    FCPS Links: General Resources

    Resources in Spanish 

    Early Childhood Education


    Tip Sheets

    FCPS Links: General Information

    Community Resources

    • Potty Training Resources Padlet: Books, videos, apps, articles, tools, and more all to assist with potty training. Helpful for toddlers and for children with special needs.
    • Child Development

    Eating Disorders

    Tip Sheets

    National Eating Disorders Collaboration

    • Eating Disorders ad Substance Abuse

    • Stigma and Eating Disorders

    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    • Eating Disorders and Diabetes

    • Eating Disorders in Males


    Community Resources

    Eating Disorders What Every Family Needs to Know: View this webinar on eating disorders from the FCPS Parent Resource Center.

    Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is an annual campaign to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders and to provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. 

    • Where Do I Start? National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) can support you on your journey. These resources can help you take the first step to getting the help. 
    • Parent Toolkit (pdf): The NEDA Parent Toolkit is for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder.
    • Educator Toolkit (pdf): The NEDA Educator Toolkit is a resource for educators, staff who work in a school setting, or those who work with youth outside of school to understand more about eating disorders to support students and the young.
    • Coach and Trainer Toolkit (pdf): The NEDA Coach and Trainer Toolkit is a resource for staff who work in gyms, school settings, outside athletic groups, dance studios, etc. who would like to know how to support athletes who may be affected by eating disorders.

    The Body Project: This is a group-based prevention intervention that provides a forum for high school girls and college-aged women to confront unrealistic appearance ideals and develop healthy body image and self-esteem.

    Academy of Eating Disorders Video Library The Academy for Eating Disorders provides a list of helpful videos available on a variety of topics on eating disorders

    How to Help a Loved One: NEDA provides resources. Friends and family are often key to encouraging loved ones with eating and/or body image issues to seek help.

    Eating Disorders Helpline: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides confidential help Monday-Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm ET, and Friday from 11 am to 5 pm ET.

    Free and Low-Cost Support: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides free and low-cost support options offer ways to connect with others and provides tools to promote recovery.

    Padlet (electronic collection of resources): Eating Disorders

    Support for Caregivers: Beat, a United Kingdom-based organization, has published guidance encouraging healthcare providers to ensure better support for families of people with eating disorders, including by offering an assessment of their own mental health needs and access to peer-to-peer support programs.

    Fairfax County Government:  Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team encourages people to get screened online, at no cost and confidentially, through their website.

    Eating Disorders Screening Tool:  NEDA provides a short screening — appropriate for ages 13 and up — that can help determine if it's time to seek professional help.

    NEDA Blogs

    FCPS Links

    Executive Functions

    Tip Sheets


    Community Resources

    • ADHD Toolkit: This toolkit for families provides strategies to help with school success (pdf).  

    FCPS Links

    Gun Violence Prevention Resources

    Tip Sheets

    The Gun Violence Prevention Resources webpage has information about the following topics:

    • secure firearm storage,
    • modeling responsible behavior around firearms,
    • asking about secure storage practices in other homes,
    • recognizing the role of firearms in suicide, and
    • seeking help for a child who could be a threat to themselves or others.

    Military Families

    Section 504

    Special Education


    Tip Sheets

    Community Resources

    FCPS Links: General Special Education

    FCPS Links: Special Education Instruction

    FCPS Links: Additional Services and Supports

    FCPS Links: Special Education Procedural Support

    Community Resources

    • Special Education & 504 Resources Padlet: Support Guides, organizations, workshops, websites, and reading material to learn about disabilities, your rights, and available resources to support your child.

    Student Wellness and Mental Health

    Tip Sheets

    NAMI: National Alliance for Mental Illness: Fact Sheets for Mental Health Conditions (English and Spanish)

    • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
    • Depression
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Eating Disorders
    • OCD (Obsessive-compulsive Disorder)
    • PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
    • Schizoaffective Disorder
    • Schizophrenia

    NAMI: National Alliance for Mental Illness: Fact Sheets for Related Conditions (English and Spanish)

    • Anosognosia
    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Major Depressive Disorder with a Seasonal Pattern
    • Psychosis
    • Risk of Suicide
    • Self-harm
    • Sleep Disorders


    Videos in Spanish 


    Videos in Arabic

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    استراتيجيات ووسائل الدعم للأسرة للتعامل مع الضغوط النفسية - جزء2


    Community Resources

    • National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Health Library: Search to find more resources on disorders, treatment, and  other family resources.
    • Warning Signs and Symptoms: From the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI): Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental health condition isn't always easy, but identifying a problem early can help lead to the best outcome.

    FCPS Links: Programs

    FCPS Links: Crisis Intervention

    FCPS Links: Wellness

    FCPS Links Characteristic Specific


    Tip Sheets

    Fast Facts: Secondary Transition: Why it is important to plan early? (pdf)


    Community Resources

    VDOE Secondary Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

    FCPS Links: General Transition 

    FCPS Links: Transition Education

    Twice-Exceptional 2E Learners


    Twice Exceptional Students: What Parents Need to Know

    Tip Sheets

    Community Resources

    FCPS Links

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