Attention Parents of Teens & Future Teens! Teen Focused Parenting Workshops + Teen Volunteer Opportunities (Earn SSL Hours)

Monday, April 25, 2016 11:49 PM | Anonymous

Family Conference Overview

The biennial conference, presented by Pink & Blue Surrogacy and Fertility, will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. at Georgetown Day School (4200 Davenport St NW high school campus) in Washington, D.C.

Held every two years, the RFDC Family Conference provides an opportunity for LGBTQ parents, family members and their children, as well as prospective parents, to gather for a day of learning, networking and fellowship.

The 2016 Family Conference will bring together hundreds of parents and families, expert panelists, service providers, businesses, schools and others interested in connecting with the Rainbow Families DC community. The event will include a full day of diverse workshops, as well as discussion groups, social events, and a resource fair featuring information and tools for LGBTQ families and prospective parents.

Please click here to see all of this years conference's amazing sponsors. Many will be on hand at the Resource Fair!

Teen Parenting Workshop Sessions

The conference will have a number of workshops specific to parenting teens, which promise to be insightful and educational. Additionally, for those of you parenting teens or with children fast approaching the teen years, just to be able to share your stories and the challenges with other parents, will in and of itself be a rewarding experience at the conference

Relevant workshops include:

  • Parenting Teens - They need you now more than ever
  • Creating Community Connection: Parents with Teens 
  • Raising Healthy Eaters: How to Win the Mealtime Wars
  • Growing up with LGBTQ Parents: Perspectives from Three Teens 
  • Discussing Issues of Sexual Health with Your Teen or Pre-Teen
  • Screentime Decisions


Go to to learn more about the day's schedule, workshops, and to register!

REMEMBER: The conference ONLY happens EVERY TWO YEARS! So don't miss out an amazing opportunity to connect with other area families - especially those parents who are at the same point in their parenting journey! Register today!

Older Children & Teens - Volunteer at the Conference as Peer Leaders PLUS Earn Volunteer Hours Toward Graduation (where required)

We encourage you to share this information with your older children. Older children are invited to volunteer to assist, engage and interact with the younger children at the conference. Older children (12 and older) will serve as Peer Leaders in the Kids' Camp classrooms assiting the teachers and the children. It promises to be a rewarding and empowering experience!

For those teens in the Montgomery County, Maryland Public School System or the DC Public School System, this volunteer opportunity can also be used towards your Student Service Learning hours that are required for graduation. The deadline for older children to register is Wednesday, April 27. Please refer to the registration form for more information. 

Registration Ends Wednesday, April 27. Please Be Sure to Register Today!

Online registration is available through April 27 by CLICKING HERE. Registration fees are $45 per adult for Rainbow Families DC members and $55 per adult for non-members. Teens who would like to reigster to volunteer are requested to provide a registration fee of $10 to help cover the cost of lunch.

Kids' Camp registration closed on April 15 and no further registrations will be allowed.

Onsite Registration

Onsite registration will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 for adults only; no onsite registration will be available for Kids' Camp.  Onsite registration fees will increase to $50 per adult for Rainbow Families DC members and $60 per adult for non-members.

Rainbow Families DC wants to ensure both the 2016 Family Conference and Kids' Camp are financially accessible to everyone. If the cost poses a barrier to your family's participation, please email Rainbow Families DC to discuss alternative pricing at

Learn more about the 2016 Family Conference and Rainbow Families DC at