Digital Resources - Information for Families and Educators (Under Construction)

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.

Digital Resources from FCPS and the Community

Resources by Topic

Summer 2022 Resources

Padlets: Digital Bulletin Boards with information collected by the FRC for families.

Summer Activities: Suggestions for independent play, water play, family-time activities, and other resources.

Summer Survival Guide: Are you ready for summer?  We want to help you have the best possible summer, whether you are feeling worn out from the last year or ready to do it all.  We are breaking it down to a topic a day to help you think through your options, have conversations with your family, and implement new strategies to set you and your family up for success. 

Special Needs Summer Camps: The FRC organized a list of summer camps that are accessible to children with special needs.  The summer camps listed here are provided for informational purposes only. They do not reflect recommendations or endorsements by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) or The FCPS Parent Resource Center. Please contact the camps directly for fees and availability.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Resources

Vaping

Opioids

Alcohol

Marijuana

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)

Digital Citizenship

FCPS Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

Tip Sheets from CommonSense Media

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    FCPS Links:

    Community Resources

    Dyslexia

    Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

    What Parents Need to Know about 504 Plans

    Community Resources

    FCPS Links: Instruction and Assessment

    FCPS Links: Characteristics of Students with Dyslexia

    FCPS Links: General Resources

    Early Childhood Education

    Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

    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

    Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

    Parent Resource Center Links

    FCPS Links

    Community Resources

    Eating Disorders Books in the FCPS Parent Resource Center (FRC): The FCPS FRC offers free library materials for the community.

    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.

    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

    Parenting Education Resources

    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

    Schoology

    Special Education

    Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

    FCPS Links: General Special Education

    FCPS Links: Special Education Instruction

    FCPS Links: Additional Services and Supports

    FCPS Links: Special Education Procedural

    Community Resources

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

    Student Wellness and Mental Health

    Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

    FCPS Links: Programs

    FCPS Links: Crisis Intervention

    FCPS Links: Wellness

    FCPS Links Characteristic Specific

    Executive Functions

    Tip Sheets

    Parent Resource Center Workshops on Youtube

    FCPS Links

    Community Resources

    Transition

    Twice-Exceptional 2E Learners

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