Loudoun Families for Children provides child welfare resources and support to children and families living in Loudoun County.
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#FORTitude We're All Human Wednesday
You are enough, just the way you are.
Gain self-awareness and self-acceptance silence your inner critic with a little help from our Teen Workshop I am Enough.
Space is limited. Register now: ryanbartelfoundation.org/fortitude-teen-workshops
#Loudoun County invites you to gain a better understanding of mental illness through our free, virtual Mental Health First Aid trainings. The next scheduled class is for adults who interact with young people, July 27 & 28 2021, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. each day. The deadline to register is July 23. Details here: https://bit.ly/3ebaiZT
LAWS is one of many organizations that offer support to survivors. Check out some of these resources that specialize in working with those of multiple races.
#YouAreNotAlone #hope #empowerment #safety
#Loudoun County is offering “Parenting Wisely,” a free, virtual support program for parents of middle school- and high school-aged children. Details here: http://bit.ly/3qudjco
#PrevCon2021 is quickly approaching! Join us for the world’s largest convention dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries to get insights, best practices and resources for keeping kids safe in your community. https://safekids.regfox.com/prevcon2021
Digital graphic novels could be the key to raising a life-long reader. This roundup features some of our favorites for kids: library.loudoun.gov/staffpicks
❤️ Create of a love of learning and teach the power of storytelling. It just takes five minutes a day❤️
You gotta nourish to flourish! #naturallifehappy
#Pride #PrideMonth #pridemonth2021🌈
If we want to cultivate an attribute in our children we must model it ourselves. Lead by example. 💕
As temperatures rise, kids are more at risk for heatstroke. Check out this toolkit for information on how to prevent heatstroke this summer:
“Let your children see you slow down… Read a book in a hammock, walk in the woods, sip coffee in the early hours of the morning, or write in a journal. Because when they grow up, they'll know how to slow down, too.”
#neurochild #sensory #teaching
It can be empowering to educate young people around anxiety being a healthy emotions, it’s function to keep us safe and how there brain is working exactly how it should - but is over reactive and we can learn to help manage that.
Beautiful skills to teach your children
A great meme for emotional intelligence
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day!
Shared by Trauma Informed Parent.
Our connection, bond, relationship are the foundation of our parenting.
#FORTitude Thoughtful Thursday
LGBTQ+ youth contemplate su***de at almost five times the rate of their cisgender, heterosexual peers. Hear from leaders in the pride community about how we can all become allies to our most vulnerable teens – tonight at 7 PM!
#RyanBartelFoundation #PrideMonth https://www.ryanbartelfoundation.org/fortitude-for-parents
"What can you do different?" "What can you learn?" These are powerful questions to help kids grow.
“All behavior is always telling us something. Children don't always have the language to tell us what they need or what hurts, so they act it out with their behavior... thus... acting-out behavior. "
Children express themselves through the vehicle of play. Through play children can process fears, work through challenges, and build confidence. The next time a child asks you to play- remember that there is lots of important work happening within the play.
June is Home Safety Month. Having a safe, kid-friendly home is key to raising healthy children. Check out our tips for making your home safe.
The habit of thankfulness and gratitude is such a healthy practice to teach our kids. Here are some ideas on how to instill an attitude of gratitude.
If you already do something, we’d love to hear what it is!
• Share Bedtime/Dinnertime Daily Highs and Lows of the day (the good parts and the bad parts)
• Find the good in the bad. Try to find something good that came from a hard time.
• Journal daily blessings, good things.
• List 5 things you are thankful for each day.
• Thankful photo book. Make a photo album with pictures of various people or things you are thankful for.
• List one big thing you are thankful for, and one small thing. This helps us see that even small things are reasons to be thankful.
• Make a habit of telling others you are thankful for them. Send them notes. Leave lunchbox notes. Expressing gratitude for someone else to that person as even more added benefits.
• In the morning, tell yourself what you will do today. In the evening, remind yourself of everything you got done.
• The key is finding what works for you and your family.
#Loudoun County invites you to gain a better understanding of mental illness through our free, virtual Mental Health First Aid trainings. The next class is a general one for adults June 8 and 9, 2021, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day. The deadline to register is May 28. Details here: https://bit.ly/3ebaiZT
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To offer a safe and nurturing environment to at-risk children in need of emergency removal, respite care, or mentoring.
Loudoun Families for Children (LFC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization that was established in 1994 to provide local, temporary homes to children in need.
LFC provides care and support to children affected by family issues; such as, investigation of abuse or neglect, parental substance abuse, parental mental health issues, or homelessness.
All referral to the program must be made through a licensed social worker, counselor, or other professional. Each referral is evaluated to ensure that the LFC program is appropriate for the child and to determine the most compatible LFC home or mentor.
The organization works closely with local social service agencies and utilizes trained volunteers to serve children from birth through 17 years of age living in Loudoun County.
If you are interested in volunteering with LFC, please contact Kim Burk at [email protected].