The Office of Family and Community Engagement will begin the annual FACE FWD Film Festival later this month. FACE FWD will start with a virtual screening of Screenagers: The Next Chapter on April 27 at 6:30 p.m.
The film examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.
This presentation will be streamed live (registration is required) and will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Registration links are limited, please use the link on the website to register.
FACE FWD is a film series designed for families and staff. The films Screenagers: The Next Chapter, Chasing Childhood, and High School 911 will be streamed, free of charge for CCPS families and staff. Registration to stream and attend webinars is required.
An additional series, In Focus: Breaking Down Barriers of Bias, will feature panel discussions or conversation opportunities on select films that can be streamed through the Chesterfield County Public Library or home-streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Knaopy, etc. These films include Akeelah and the Bee, Freedom Writers, Short Term 12 and Precious Knowledge.
The documentaries selected are aligned with the FACE mission and CCPS’s dedication to connect families to information through explorations of cultural competency, as well as social-emotional and adolescent supports. More information can be found on this website.
Join FACE as they facilitate stories of our current immigrant families, including reasons for coming to the United States, how they arrived, and the challenges that they have faced. In addition, learn about the legal options immigrants have to obtain proper immigration status.
Respecting various social issues, such as immigration, this FACE forum is designed to create healthy public discussions with the hope to provide understanding and tools to educate our communities on this important, often-misunderstood, issue The first session, Voices and Legal Process, will take place April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The series is set to include:
Please be on the lookout for more information regarding webinar registration.
Earth Day is April 22 and celebrates and educates others about our environment. Started in 1970, Earth Day is a great opportunity for families to “care about their planet” and focus on a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.
Start the conversation about conserving resources, recycling, and restoring. On Earth Day, take a walk and a second look at your pathways or neighborhood and see ways you can make better choices, or, celebrate the positivity of a clean environment. Below are a few online resources with more Earth Day ideas.
April is Autism Awareness Month, which is now respectfully reframed to Autism Acceptance Month by the Autism Society of America Autism Spectrum Disorder is recognized throughout April, thanks to campaigns to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change for people with autism. Here are some resources for families to learn more about autism.