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Formed Families Together Support Groups

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FFT peer-led support groups provide a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents and caregivers.

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Formed Families Together groups are peer-led support groups providing a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents and caregivers to express their experiences, concerns, and frustrations as formed families. The groups offer a network to share resources and information amongst the group members, reducing feelings of isolation, and celebrating family successes in maintaining permanency for and the ongoing commitment to children. Peer support can be critical to parent and caregiver self-care and can contribute to healthy family functioning and improved outcomes for children and youth.

The groups are offered in 2 formats – in-person (3rd Wednesdays of the month from 7-8:30 PM) and virtually (1st Sundays of the month from 7:30- 9 PM). Both formats are co-facilitated by trained peer leaders who have personal and professional experience as foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers. Enrollment for both groups is open. There is NO CHARGE for participation in the Formed Families Together groups. Due to the continuing nature of peer support, regular group attendance is expected.

The in-person group will meet in Fairfax City on the following Wednesdays: 

June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15, 2021

Specifics regarding location will be sent to registrants before meetings. All participants attending the in-person support group must wear masks. To ensure social distancing for safety, the group will be limited to 10 participants. Child care will not be provided during the in-person meetings.

The virtual group will meet on the following Sundays :

 June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5, 2021

Log in information will be sent to registered virtual participants prior to each meeting. Activities for children will not be provided during the virtual meetings.

Registration is needed to provide group updates and track who is in the group. Please visit our website at www.FormedFamiliesForward.org for more information.

Download the Event Flyer here.

REMINDER - Registration for our Stronger Together Peer Support Group for youth and young adults (ages 14 - 22) will open in August 2021. Please visit our website at www.FormedFamiliesForward.org for more information.

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