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 – Wellness

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Stay connected with the Department of Family Services for topics that encourage well-being for individuals and families!


Video: Free Webinar for Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Caregivers’ Grief, Loss, and Coping (2021 September)

Video: Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Yoga and Meditation for Stress Reduction  (2021 September)

Video: Free Webinar for Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Caregivers’ Grief, Loss, and Coping (2021 September)

Video Caregiver for Older Adults: Health and Wellness Series: Dance Fitness for Family Caregivers (2021 September)

Video: Panel Conversation: Long-Term Care: Understanding Options and Advocacy (2021 August)

Video: Webinar for Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Caregiving and Technology: Latest Devices and Apps (2021 July)

Guest Dads Take Over Pocket Dad Videos Week 6: How to Embrace Fatherhood as a Journey, Not a Destination (2021 July)

Rediscover Reading (2021 July)

Pocket Dad Video: Guest Dads Take Over Week 5: How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Children (2021 June)

The Health Benefits of Meditation (2021 June)

Pocket Dad Video: Guest Dads Take Over Week 4: Cómo sacar el máximo provecho de ser papá (2021 June)

Pocket Dad Video: Dads Jokes Special Edition (2021 June)

Pocket Dad Video: Guest Dads Take Over Week 3: How to Make the Most Out of Being a Dad (2021 June)

Video Panel Discussion: Support for Caregivers & Older Adults in the LGBTQ Community During COVID-19 (2021 June)

Pocket Dad Video: Guest Dads Take Over, Week 2 Topic: Cómo dejar ir a sus hijos cuando están listos, ¡incluso si no lo estás! (2021 June)

Video: Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Do’s and Don’ts for Discussing Dementia (2021 June)

Pocket Dad Video: Guest Dads Take Over, Week 1: How to Let Go of Your Kids When They are Ready – Even if You’re Not! (2021 June)

Grounding Exercises Can Help (2021 May)

Prioritize Mental Health, Build Resiliency in Families (2021 May)

Pocket Dad Video: Resisting Risky Coping Behaviors (2021 May)

Video: Family Caregiver of Older Adults: Carrying Out Caregiving – Checklist for Caregivers (2021 May)

5 Tips for Beating Burnout (2021 April)

Video: Webinar for Family Caregivers of Older Adults – Developmental Disability Resources During COVID-19 (2021 April)

Pocket Dad Video: Control del clima en tu hogar (Controlling the Climate in Your Home) (2021 March)

3 Reasons Self-Care is So Hard (2021 March)

Self-Care: 9 Sleep Hacks a Try (2021 February)

Ombudsman: What is a Compassionate Care Visit? (2021 February)

Love Yourself: 5 Tips for Self-Care (2021 February)

The Quest for Researching African American Ancestors (2021 February)

Pocket Dad Video: Controlling the Climate in Your Home (2021 February)

Social Isolation, Technology and Wellness Identified as Key Issues Facing Older Adults During COVID-19 (2021 January)

Five Tips for Eating Healthy in the New Year (2021 January)

Being Lazy Will Help Keep You Healthy this Holiday Season (2020 December)

Pocket Dad Video: Parenting Through the Holidays (2020 December)

What If I Contract COVID-19 and I’m Too Sick to Care for My Child? (2020 November)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Resources for Caregivers, Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities (2020 November)

Pocket Dad Video: Managing Expectations (2020 November)

County Conversation Podcast – Mental Health Among Youth in Foster Care (2020 October)

Parenting 101 Video: Routines (2020 October)

Video: Webinar: Diagnosis: Dementia…Now What? (2020 September)

Pocket Dad Video: Virtual Back to School Success (2020 September)

Parenting 101 Video: Praise (2020 August)

Video: Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Caregiver Stress & Healthy Living (2020 August)

Preventing Domestic Abuse During COVID-19 (2020 June)

Parenting 101 Video: Self-Care (2020 June)

Preventing Domestic Abuse During COVID-19 (2020 June)

Video: Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Laughter Yoga to Reduce Stress and Anxiety (2020 May)

Video: Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Grief and Loss During COVID-19 (2020 May)

What If I Contract COVID-19 and I’m Too Sick to Care for My Child? (2020 May)

Parenting 101 Video: Discipline (2020 May)

Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Caregiver Considerations (2020 April)

Video: Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: When is it More Than Just a Bad Day (2020 April)

Video: Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Self Care Techniques for the Caregiver (2020 April)

Video: Caregivers of Older Adults Webinar: Simple Meals for Healthy Eating (2020 April)

Has COVID-19 Put Children at Risk in Their Own Homes? - Resources to Help Families Manage Stress, Cope with the Crisis and Understand How to Support Children (2020 March)

Pocket Dad Video: Making Good Friends: The Teen Years (2020 January)

Nurture Yourself in the New Year (2020 January)

Pocket Dad Video: The Value of Making Good Friends (2019 December)

Pocket Dad Video: Safe at Home Alone (2019 November)

Pocket Dad Video: Baby Proofing Your Home (2019 October)

Pocket Dad Video: Reading with Your Kids (2019 September)


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