Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,
Director

Community Corner – Tips

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Stay connected with the Department of Family Services for a variety of helpful suggestions and resources for individuals and families!


Emergency Health Profile – Tell 9-1-1 the Rest of the Story (2021 September)

Self-Care: Managing Your Emotions (2021 August)

Video: Family Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Driving Safety Among Older Adults: A Medical Perspective (2021 August)

5 Tips to Prepare Your Children to Go Back to School During COVID-19 (2021 August)

Fairfax County Silver Shield: Rental Car Scams (2021 August)

Disability Rights and Resources Public Service Announcement Video: Información sobre Medicaid y el Mercado (Information About Medicaid and the Marketplace) (2021 August)

Disability Rights and Resources Public Service Announcement Video: Information About Medicaid and the Marketplace (2021 July)

Two New Scams Involving the Coronavirus Vaccination Card (2021 June)

10 Ways to Respond When Someone Says They’ve Been Sexually Assaulted (2021 June)

How to Talk to Your Children About Body Safety (2021 June)

Disability Rights and Resources Public Service Announcement Video: PSA de LSNV Sobre Pagos de Estimulo e Impuestos (Stimulus Payments) (2021 May)

Facility Inspection Reports: Valuable Information for All (2021 May)

Disability Rights and Resources Public Service Announcement Video: Stimulus Payments (2021 May)

Support After Adoption (2021 April)

Take a Quiz and Learn About Sexual Assault (2021 April)

Be Kind to Those with a Hoarding Disorder – Especially If That Person is Yourself (2021 April)

How to Know When Your Child Has a Mental Health Concern (English, Spanish) (2021 April)

5 Ways to Talk About Sexual Assault Awareness Month (2021 April)

Long-Term Care Facility Discharges – What You Need to Know (2021 April)

Words from Fairfax County Foster Care and Adoption Association (FCFCAA) (2021 April)

The "Factors That Matter" for Children and Youth (2021 March)

Fairfax County Silver Shield: Tax Scam Artists Are Lurking at this Time of Year (2021 March)

Fairfax County Silver Shield: Romance Scams (2021 February)

Fairfax County Silver Shield Team on Staying Safe from Scams (2021 January)

What Changes Are Coming to Medicare in 2021? (2021 January)

The Six Stuck Spots (2021 January)

Recognizing Intimate Partner Violence in Older Adults (2021 January)

Fairfax County Silver Shield Task Force Warns Older Adults About Upcoming Holiday Scams (2020 December)

Words from Fairfax County Foster Care and Adoption Association (FCFCAA) (2020 December)

Tips for an Enjoyable Holiday with Adult Children (2020 December)

Positive Discipline: Keeping Your Sanity While Getting Your Teens to Cooperate (2020 December)

Fairfax County Silver Shield Task Force Warns Older Adults About COVID-19 Scams (2020 November)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar Video: Medicare 102 (2020 November)

Tips for Building Resilience in Children (2020 November)

New Preparedness Guide for Kinship Families (2020 November)

Wondering About Hiring a Babysitter for a Child in Foster Care? (2020 October)

Build Up Your Child’s Self-Esteem through Praise (2020 October)

Three Steps to Stay Safe from COVID-19 if You are 60+ (2020 October)

Safely Visit Grandparents and Older Adults (2020 September)

Video: Protecting Children During COVID-19 (2020 September)

Connect with Your Children: Ideas for Quick and Fun Family Activities (2020 September)

We All Need to Help Protect Children During COVID-19 (2020 August)

DFS Parenting Education Programs Answers Their Most Frequently Asked Questions (2020 July)

Be a Support System to Loved Ones Affected by Domestic and Sexual Abuse During COVID-19 (2020 June)

Safety Planning with Children During an Emergency - Domestic and Sexual Violence (2020 June)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Legal Tools to Help You and Your Loved One (2020 May)

Caregiver of Older Adults Webinar: Traveling with Your Loved One, A Caregiver's Guide (2020 April)

Caregiver of Older Adults Webinar: Caregiving Through the Holidays (2020 April)

Caregiver of Older Adults Webinar: Resources for Caregivers Older Adults and Adults With Disabilities (2020 April)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Emergency Preparedness for Caregivers (2020 April)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Effective Communication Strategies in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (2020 April)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Dementia 101 (2020 April)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Is it Normal Aging or Dementia (2020 April)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Hiring in Home Care(2020 April)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Medicare 101 (2020 April)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Legal Tools for Caregivers (2020 April)

Essential Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 (2020 April)

Staying Safe at Home - Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline (2020 March)

Is Your Child Ready to be Home Alone? (2020 March)

Traveling with Children in Foster Care (2020 March)

Speaking Your Child’s Love Language (2020 February)

Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It. (2020 January)

Tax Deductions for Foster and Adoptive Parents (2020 January)

Managing Children's Holiday Gift Expectations (2019 December)

Applying to College for Youths Aging out of Foster Care (2019 December)

Reclaiming the Joy of the Holidays (2019 November)

Routines for Back to School Success (2019 September)


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