COMMUNITY: Thriving Family Summit
March 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Thriving Family Summit is a multi-church partnership to make Northern Virginia a place where all youth and families are thriving! We are building a coalition to develop resilient families and youth, and reduce the tragic trends of family breakdown, alcohol abuse, drug use and overdoses, anxiety, depression, and suicide plaguing our community. If you are a parent or teenager in Northern Virginia, this event is for you!
The Thriving Family Summit vision began with a tragic drug overdose and death of a local teenager and a local church offering to host her memorial service. In response, local church and Fairfax County leaders gathered together to identify some specific actions to deepen awareness of the growing teen trends of broken families, drug addiction, anxiety, depression, and suicide, and how to make resources better known and accessible. The Thriving Family Summit is a first step in bringing awareness, resources, and real hope to engage challenging issues plaguing our community. We are better working together than alone!
The Thriving Family Summit a free community event sponsored by the western Fairfax Church Coalition and One Heart DC in partnership with Fairfax County. The event will be held at the campus of Korean Central and Christ Central Presbyterian Churches in Centreville from 12:30-6pm, and will include expert speakers and resource tables on these critical topics.