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PO Box 184, Waterford, VA 20197

Sun Feb 23rd, 2:15-4:15pm

Fusion Academy

19300 Promenade Dr,

Suite 200

Leesburg, 20176

The FORT for Parents is a workshop or support group that occurs as often as possible when the FORT for Teens meet, so while teens are busy, parents can get practical, hands-on advice and support for overcoming parental challenges, especially for families dealing with change and adversity. All parents are welcome, even if your teen is not part of the FORT.

Workshop - Feb 23rd, 2.15-4.15pm

We're excited to be partnering with SCAN of Northern VA, who will bring their expertise to the FORT to help facilitate some of our parental programs. The topic for this session is:

Healthy Relationships: 

This workshop will discuss the importance of developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with your child as they grow into adulthood. Together, we will explore ways you can communicate and support your child’s social life to assist them with challenges teens face today.

Topics include:

  • Positive Communication

  • Anger Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Self-Respect/Self-Care


Learn more about our great workshop leader below. 

Yolanda Thompson

Family Program Manager, SCAN of Northern VA

Yolanda joined SCAN in 2015 as a facilitator for various family programs. Her strong interpersonal communication skills contributed to successful outcomes, to include training other facilitators. Yolanda has a B.A. in Communications from George Washington University, an M.A. in Family and Marriage Counseling from Liberty University and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

With over 20 years experience, she has evinced ability to strengthen communities socially, emotionally, economically, and academically. Recently recognized by Fairfax County's Neighborhood Community Services for her community efforts, she has a vast knowledge of community advocacy, development and partnership.

In July 2019, she joined SCAN full time as the Family Programs Manager and works closely with program staff, facilitators, workshop presenters and volunteers, as well as engages with community partners and oversees evaluation and reporting.


One lesson she shares with families is: "Children are like a book, you need to read them. Don't write over who they are with your hopes, dreams, and expectations. Discover who they are by engaging in a nurturing relationship."

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