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KidsPeace Foster Care to Host Open House and Training in NOVA

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KidsPeace, a major provider of foster care services across the country, is holding an open house and training opportunity to introduce its newest foster care office in Alexandria, Virginia. On Thursday, October 29, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, KidsPeace Northern Virginia foster care associates and corporate leadership will be on hand to meet referral agency staff, potential foster parents, community leaders and anyone who is interested in what we offer to Northern Virginia in terms of foster care options.

In addition to the opportunity to learn more about KidsPeace foster care and network with professionals in the field, we will also be presenting a guest speaker, Antonia Arias, a former foster child. She will discuss "Experiences and Strengths - Overcoming the System," which will provide valuable insight into how the foster care system influences children and directs their futures.

The address is 5100 Leesburg Pike, Suite 302, Alexandria, VA 22303. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Our associates are eager to meet with the foster care professional community and reach out to community members who may be considering becoming foster parents. For directions or more information, please call 571.403.9260.

In the afternoon, KidsPeace Foster Care of Northern Virginia is pleased to be presenting a FREE training to our organization's partners and community members in Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William Counties, as well as Alexandria City. From 1:00 p.m until 5:00 p.m., Pat O'Brien, founder of the successful adoption agency "You Gotta Believe," will be covering such topics as Recruitment strategies for finding adoptive families for older teams, Preparing families to take teens and deal with difficult behaviors, services and supports necessary for families to ensure successful outcomes and how to reduce the number of families that return children during times of crisis and stress. He has a great reputation for finding adoptive homes for teens and presents nationally and also appears on local radio and television weekly. This training will take place at the Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041. Please contact Alana Marino at 410.964.9329 or email her at to reserve a place in this popular training session.

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