Parent Resources

Arlington County Resources

  • Flip It – FLIP IT!® is a FREE weekly 1hr & 15m virtual series that meets for 7 weeks to provide tools for parents to increase communication with their children and help manage challenging behaviors.
  • SCAN of Northern Virginia– training to provide tips & tools on parenting
    • We promote the emotional and psychological well-being of Arlington County youth and families.
    • We provide services to children, teens and their families to prevent mental health and substance abuse problems from developing or becoming more serious.
    • We help your child/teen overcome problem thoughts, feelings or behaviors that interfere with daily life, and  assist them in developing skills for healthy living.
  • DHS – Behavioral Healthcare (BIS)Strengthening Families-Strengthening Families Program/Programa Fortaleciendo la Familia (PFF) is a 7-week fun, interactive workshop for students and parents/caregivers to enhance their skills in:
    • Communication
    • Goal-setting
    • Peer pressure resistance
    • Positive management of stress and emotions
    • Joint-family problem solving
    • Positive discipline
    • Having FUN!
  • Northern Virginia Family Services– private non-profit who works with Early Childhood Development  /  Foster Care & Adoption  / Homelessness & Housing  /   Health & Well-Being  /  Immigration Legal Services  /  Mental Health  /  Youth Initiatives  /  Workforce Development
  • Behavior Intervention Services Helps caregivers and teachers manage challenging behaviors. Trained specialists in child behavior:
    • Complete a behavioral assessment based on caretaker input and classroom observation as indicated.
    • All proposed interventions reflect family values and priorities.
    • Develop behavior plans with caregivers.
    • Provide coaching and modeling about strategies to use to change behavior
    • Provide services at schools, home, or in the community
    • Referrals may be made by caregiver application
    • There is a $25 fee charged monthly for up to six months of BIS services. Payment on a sliding scale is available.
  • Resources APS Students and Families
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center
  • How Young is Too Young to be Home Alone? – CPS Guidelines
  • The Arlington County Child Advocacy Center
    • “The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to promote the safety and well-being of children in Arlington County when there is an allegation of sexual, severe physical and or mental abuse.”