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Latest Blog Posts

  • Becoming a foster parent (Part two): Foster parent training

    By Mandy Tennity The goal of foster parent training is to support and educate potential foster parents about kids in foster care, identify individual strengths and needs, and understand the overall structure of the foster care system. At Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, we have designed a comprehensive program to best serve our foster parents. […]

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  • Tips for supporting co-workers with disabilities

    By Ashley Thompson Workplaces are becoming more inclusive and are seeing past individuals’ disabilities to tap into the best of their abilities. Even in this improving atmosphere, however, you may be unsure of how you can best support your coworker with a disability. What follows are a few general tips, however, it is important to […]

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  • Carol’s Tips: Parenting amidst flashing lights and goofy bleeps

    By Carol E. Henderson, LCSW There are so many folks who want to blame technology for all our children’s problems. Well, I think they are all correct… sort of. If you talk to a neuroscientist about how we are wired, he or she will tell you that we are not wired to interact with technology […]

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  • ELCA week of service provides community support

    By Ariana Estes The annual ELCA Day of Service, “God’s work, Our Hands,” happened on Sunday, Sept. 9, and kicked off the annual Virginia Synod Week of Service. Lutheran Family Services of Virginia had an outpouring of support this year as congregations came together to serve our organization through their service projects. Here is a […]

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