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Webinars Supporting FS Youth

FSYF is pleased to offer a series of webinars on topic important to FS youth. Working closely with experts in the field we explore issues that are important to FS youth and their families. 

Zoom Coffee Session:

Recorded on November 24, 2020

Supporting Your Child's Mental Health During a Pandemic 

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Join FSYF for an informal conversation about how to best support our children's mental health during this unique time. 

 Sean Truman, co-founder of the Truman Group  lead the discussion and talked about what they have been seeing in their practice and strategies we can use to support our children's mental health.  

This workshop usually takes place in person every year in the DC area.  Due to COVID we went virtual!  In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to incorporate Foreign Service experiences into an effective essay 
  • What are admissions officers looking for 
  • Interrupted curriculum & extra-curricular activities
  • Teacher recommendations 
  • Planning college visits from overseas 
  • Testing 
  • When to apply early decision
  • State residency 
  • COVID Issues
  • Planning a gap year, and more....

Click here to watch the webinar online.

Webinar: FSYF College Workshop 2020

Recorded on September 14, 2020


Must watch video about how to make a Kid Vid!  Maureen Johnston, Kid Vid Contest Coordinator for over 20 (!!) years and fellow TCK's spill all the secrets, tips and best practices about how to make the best video of yourpost and possibly win!

Click here to watch the webinar 

Webinar: So you want to make a Kid Vid!  

Recorded on Feb 1, 2020

Raising a family in the Foreign Service comes with both amazing opportunities and unique challenges. Join FSYF and Laura Banks for this webinar on gratitude and learn about the benefits of practicing gratitude and its connection to well-being and resilience. We will explore some science, stories, and simple practices which integrate gratitude into day-to-day moments and the fabric of our lives. Cultivating gratitude can help us savor the highs and navigate the lows of this career and lifestyle, becoming an enduring personal and family strength. An abiding sense of gratitude can re-frame difficult experiences from the past, resource us in the present moment, and open us up to future possibilities.

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Webinar: Practicing Gratitude - A Key to Building Resilience

Recorded November 19, 2020

Webinar: Transition Planning for FS Families who have Children with a Disability

In April, FSYF partnered with the ARC of Northern Virginia to a host a workshop/webinar on transition planning for FS families who have a child with a disability. This workshop was targeted to families who need to plan for the future even though they may not know where they will eventually reside. This workshop discussed issues related to future planning including where to access resources; special needs trusts, decision making options once your child turns 18, and Social Security Benefits. Recorded on April 6, 2019

Click here to watch the webinar online.

Webinar: Child Protection in International Schools - What every parent needs to know

Recorded on January 23, 2020

Join FSYF and Dr. Christine Brown from the Office of Overseas Schools and Laurie Tasharski, MEd , Director, Global Educator Centre for Excellence and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children for this webinar focused on keeping our children safe in the overseas school environment.  The focus of the webinar is to help parents learn what questions to ask about child protection. They will also spend some time identifying what good child protection policies look like on paper and in practice.

Click here to watch the webinar online 

Webinar: Helping Children Manage Strong Emotions

Recorded on February 2, 2019

This session was for kids in elementary school and focused on learning breathing and sensory-based strategies to help them respond to strong emotions. It was led by Katie Fowle, a highly experienced international educator who run the organization Social Emotional Learning for TCKids. Click here to watch the webinar.

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Webinar: Supporting a "Good" Goodbye

Recorded on May 22, 2019

FSYF Executive Director Jennifer Jafari and Katie Fowle with Social Emotional Learning for TCKids   hosted a webinar on how to support kids in transition. This session was for parents and focused on encouraging a "good" goodbye.  The session explored strategies for kids of all ages. Click here to watch the video.

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