Youth & Family Support Services Program
Youth and Family Support Services helps strengthen parental and family relationships through prevention, education, and supportive case management services. These services are offered within a strengths-based, trauma-informed and protective/promotive factors framework. These services are based on the Parenting Wisely programs from Family Works, Inc. that offer tips and tools to parent children in difficult situations.
Families that complete a Parenting Wisely program may also participate in short-term, family-focused intensive support meetings and case management. We will assess each family’s needs/concerns, initially and continuously, to ensure appropriate, adequate, and timely access to services across the system of care that reduce the challenging behavior and address any crises that arise.
Parenting Wisely - Teen Edition
Loudoun County families with youth between the ages of 11-17 experiencing challenging peer and family relationships and life crises can get support. Youth and Family Support Services are available to Loudoun County families with a teen that has had one of more of the following problems: running away, failing grades, truancy and poor school attendance/avoidance, drug and alcohol experimentation, or concerning behaviors, to include aggression at home, school and/or in the community.
Families and youth may participate in individual sessions or multi-family group sessions that use the evidence-based curriculum – Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition. We work with families to understand the barriers and behaviors that may be impacting the family dynamic; share information on parenting styles and adolescent development; and teach coping strategies to help improve communication and create mutual respect. In addition, the curriculum can also assist families with developing family contracts and safety plans, as needed.
Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition is offered in English and Spanish. Upcoming group sessions:
English: 5-week program on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. | View the flyer (PDF)
Spanish: 10-week program session on Tuesdays from 6 – 8:00 p.m. | View the flyer (PDF)
Parenting Wisely - Young Child Edition
Loudoun County families with youth between the ages of 3-11 experiencing challenging peer and family relationships and life crises can get support. Youth and Family Support Services are available to Loudoun County families with a young child that has had one or more of the following problems: interrupting on the phone, getting kids up and out the door on time, acting out in public, homework and poor grades, conflict with other children/siblings, and/or getting ready for school.
Families with youth children may participate in a multi-family group session that use evidence-based curriculum – Parenting Wisely – Young Child Edition. We work with families to help parents improve communication skills, use planned ignoring and self-talk, set realistic and consistent expectations, use assertive discipline and prompts/commands, and use non-directive play and mindfulness techniques.
Parenting Wisely – Young Child Edition is offered in English. Upcoming 5-Week Virtual Session:
- October 19, 2023 – November 16, 2023
- Thursdays from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
- View the flyer (PDF)
Families must register for services in the Youth and Family Support Services Program by completing the Registration Form. We will be in touch once the registration is processed.
For More Information
If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us at 703-737-8237.