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Warrior Herd Gold Star Kids Camp – Jul 30-Aug 3

Project Horse Empowerment Center's Warrior Herd program will be holding a Gold Star Kids Summer Camp July 30-August 3. This camp is where kids develop coping skills through play with horses, expressive arts, games, crafts & team building! Thanks to a grant from VetsAid and a donation from Lockheed Martin – participation is 100% free! At Project Horse, kids connect in a very real way with others, with endless opportunities to build confidence, de-stress, and have a unique and memorable summer experience. Participants become centered in the natural world, they forge friendships with both horses and peers, learn horse handling and training skills, create and play games, practice teamwork and leadership, improve communication skills, and much more! No horse experience is required! Registration open now.

Travis Manion Character Does Matter Presentation

Join The Travis Manion Foundation and The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals for an interactive discussion about character. Character Does Matter Mentors develop character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, they use a strengths-based approach to develop character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning. Open to Kids ages 11-20. Saturday, April 28th from 10:00-11:00am. Registration is required.

Military Family Fun Day at Roer’s Zoofari – Apr 27

Intended for Military Families with children ages 0-5 years old, join Blue Star Families as they participate in a morning of fun at the Roer's Zoofari! Pet and feed the animals, go on a wagon ride, and enjoy socializing with other military families with children! Registration is required. For more information, or to register, please call 703-696-3512. 

Northern Virginia Veteran and Military Family Hiring Expo – Apr 24

Are you a veteran looking for a career? You’ll want to attend this HUGE Veteran Hiring Event in Northern Virginia! There will be SEVERAL employers attending! Hundreds of positions ! Several veteran support organizations will also be in attendance!  We highly recommend preregistering, but walk-ins are welcome. Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, from 11:00am - 2:00pm at Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171.

VOICES FROM THE FIELD: The Committee on the Well-being of Military Families – Apr 24

The Committee on The Well-being of Military Families will hold a public information-gathering session on April 24, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the National Academy of Sciences Building (Auditorium), 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. The committee is studying the challenges and opportunities facing military families and what is known about effective strategies for supporting and protecting military children and families, as well as lessons to be learned from these experiences.

Parenting Skills Group

Saturday, April 14th from 9:00-10:30am at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals in Silver Spring, MD. Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is a non-punitive and non-adversarial evidence-based treatment that helps children and caregivers solve problems together. In this group, you will learn how to apply this approach in your family and improve your child’s behavior. This is a no cost event. Registration is required.

Operation Purple Camps – Registrations Now Open!

At OPC, we offer military kids a FREE WEEK of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them. And purple happens to be the perfect mix of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine Corps red, and Navy blue. In the military world, purple symbolizes all who serve, and at our Association, we know families serve, too! Does your family have a service member returning from a deployment, gearing up to deploy, or finding a new normal after an injury? Let us help your child prepare and cope. When your military kid attends Operation Purple Camp (OPC), they’ll thrive in an environment with fully trained counselors and camp staff experienced in helping children adapt and overcome the stressors of military life.

Veteran Housing Connections Forum – Mar 26

ServingTogether, in conjunction with Fairfax County Office of Public Private Private Partnerships (OP3) will be holding a Veteran Housing Connections Forum on Monday, March 26 from 9 am - 1 pm at the Fairfax Government Center in Fairfax, VA. Organizations that work with or support veteran housing needs are encouraged to attend. More details to come soon on speakers and panelists for the event!

Power Breath Meditation Workshop – Feb 22-26

Project Welcome Home Troops will be conducting a Power Breath Meditation Meditation Workshop in Reston, VA February 22-26. This is a FREE workshop for veterans. Especially those dealing with stress, anxiety and sleep problems.

Warrior Herd: Family Workshops – Feb 10

Project Horse Empowerment Center in Purcellville, VA is hosting a free Warrior Herd™ Wellness Workshop on Saturday, February 10 (applications due February 1). This workshop is for FAMILIES, enabling veterans and family members to enjoy a restorative and enriching experience together in a serene setting. Warrior Herd™ is a free strengths-based, horse-powered wellness initiative designed to enhance interpersonal relationships, resiliency and rejuvenation. All horse interactions and activities occur on the ground, and no riding is involved.

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