Note that The FCPS Parent Resource Center is still open, and it continues to provide direct assistance to families, educators, and community members. The staff there can help you find answers and solve problems. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 703-204-3941
Screening: It's Real: College Students and Mental Health Sun. May 3, 4:00– 5:30 pm, Via Zoom Learn about mental health issues of college students, and how these can be managed with specific treatments. Know when to seek help. Register: https://itsreal-ncac-503.attendease.com
Talk Saves Lives Tue. May 5, 6:30-8:00 pm. Online Suicide can be prevented. Learn about suicide prevention, including common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe. Register: https://tsl-ncac-505.attendease.com
Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents Friday, May 8, 9:00-10:30 am Online Connect with fellow special needs parents and business owners, build your referral network, and share best practices. Information: https://thearcofloudoun.org/networking/
More Than Sad: Teen Depression— Presentation for Parents Sun. May 10, 4-6 pm, Via Zoom This program teaches care giving adults about depression, demystifies treatment, and encourages those who are struggling to seek help. Register: https://mts-ncac-510.attendease.com
Screening: It's Real: College Students and Mental Health Tue. May 19, 6:30– 8:00 pm, Via Zoom Learn about mental health issues of college students, and how these can be managed with specific treatments and interventions. Know when to seek help. Register: https://itsreal-ncac-519.attendease.com
Talk Saves Lives Thu. May 21, 6:30-8:00 pm. Via Zoom Suicide can be prevented. Learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves and others safe. Register: https://ncac-tsl-521.attendease.com
Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents Fri. May 22, 9:30-10:30 am, Online Connect with fellow special needs parents & business owners, while building your referral network. Meets every other Friday. Information: https://thearcofloudoun.org/networking/
Managing Stress in Children Wed. May 27, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Learn the signs and symptoms of stress as well as techniques on how to engage in positive ways with your children to avoid stress at home and school. Register: https://www.theauburnschool.org/speakerseries
More Than Sad: Teen Depression— Presentation for Parents Thu. May 28, 6:30-8:00 pm, Via Zoom This program teaches care giving adults about depression, demystifies treatment, and encourages those who are struggling to seek help. Register: https://mts-ncac-528.attendease.com
Plan Ahead — An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child --9 session course Tuesdays June 23-Aug. 25, Via Zoom This program is to help parents identify the source of their child’s challenging behavior and learn what they can do about it. For parents of children ages 3-12. Register: http://www.parentchildjourney.com/journey/$ Cost varies.
All these support groups are open to newcomers, and they are free, except where noted. No diagnosis is required to participate. Participants are typically given the opportunity to share their story, experience support, and glean guidance (as desired) from group members regarding both community and school resources. Confidentiality is respected. Many, but not all, have switched to online format.
Alpha Moms This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean. Contact: email@example.com
Autism Dads meets one evening monthly in Falls Church. Contact: George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderAlexandria CHADD Parent Support Group 4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm. Contact: Jenny ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com or call 703-472-4678.Burke CHADD Support Group for Parents, Caregivers and Family Members Last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Contact Kim Griffin: email@example.comLoudoun County CHADD Parent Support 3rd Tue. morning of the month in Sterling. Contact: Bonnie Little 571-306-2932 or on Facebook @loudounahdhsupportWest Fairfax CHADD Evening Parent Support Group 3rd Thur. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact: Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-716-4646.West Fairfax CHADD Morning Parent Support Group 1st Tues. of each month at 10:30 am Contact: Sharon email@example.com or 703-716-4646. CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan Center 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month 6-8 pm in Alexandria Contact: Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-799-2882.
D.A.D.S. Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Tue. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria. Contact: George firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703- 545-6089.
Fairfax Juvenile Court Parent Support Group for problems including runaway behavior, truancy, alcohol/drug abuse, and serious behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community. 7:30 pm every Tues. Room 201.1 Fairfax County Courthouse – call 703-246-2495.
Kinship Caregivers Support Group 2nd & 4th Thur. monthly, 6:30-8:00 pm, South County Gov. Ctr. Rm. 220, 8350 Richmond Hgwy, Alexandria. Free dinner and resources. Register 1 week ahead: KFI@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-246-4653
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families. Arlington Parent Support Group meets two Sundays a month at 7:00-8:30 pm. Contact: Naomi 703-862-9588 email@example.com