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Family Resources & Links


Additional Links

 SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS IN THE FOREIGN SERVICE

NeverCLOSed
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeverCLOsed/

The Network
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/family-member-employment/family-member-employment-in-the-d-c-area/the-network/

LinkedIn – PROPS (Professional Partners and Spouses)
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4413170/

LinkedIn – Trailing Spouse Network LinkedIn Group
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/104868/

LinkedIn – FLO Global Employment Initiative (GEI)
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7495185/

Psychotherapists in the US Foreign Service
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398575040427391/

Outward Bound Nurse
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591360927823040/


GENERAL FOREIGN SERVICE SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS

List of Foreign Service Social Media Groups

Livelines Discussion Group – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/livelines/info

AAFSW Global Connection – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/aafswglobalconnection/

Trailing Houses – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/trailinghouses/


RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING SOCIAL MEDIA

AAFSW Guide “Connect Your Overseas Post Community”
http://www.aafsw.org/publications/post-community-websites/

Directive on Social Media and Security Clearances
https://diplopundit.net/2016/06/17/new-directive-social-media-info-collection-for-security-clearance-background-investigations/


SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS

Some groups are secret; please contact office@aafsw.org to inquire about groups serving specific needs or posts.

For spouses/partners

AAFSW Foreign-Born Spouses – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWForeignBornSpouses

AAFSW DCM and PO Spouses – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPOSpouses

For FS employees

Foreign Service Officer Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/496791093801914/

Diplomatic Security Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/386479151487154/

Foreign Service Tandem Couples – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/123938122148/

Balancing Act at State – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/522519524458028/

The “New” FS EFM – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/488498564685726/
Supports EFMs from diverse demographics.

Foreign Service Forum (Unofficial!)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/398623487280430/

Foreign Service Specialists
https://www.facebook.com/groups/19848618508/


GROUPS FOCUSED ON SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

LinkedIn – PROPS – Professional Partners/Spouses of FS
Contact office@aafsw.org for more information.

EFMs Helping Other EFMs Find Employment – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/358778958203/

EFM Entrepreneurs – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613206695638210/

EFM Freelance Writers – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1375353736121384/

Artist Abroad – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artistsabroadgroup/

Psychotherapists in the Foreign Service – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398575040427391/

FS Yoga Teachers – Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1397152317254056/

EFM DETOs https://www.facebook.com/groups/2299517443710713/

Trailing Teachers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1774593646102629/

For Foreign Service Parents

AAFSW Parents – Facebook group
https://www.Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWParents/

FSParent – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSparent/info

AAFSW Playgroup – Facebook group (Playgroup in DC area)
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPlaygroup

FSSpecialNeeds – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSspecialneeds/info

AAFSW Special Needs Families – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWSpecialNeedsFamilies
Mutual support group for special needs families

AAFSW Boarding School Parents – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWBoardingSchoolParents/

Foreign Service College Bound – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1577455095866805/

FSHomeSchool – Yahoo group
https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FShomeschool/info

FSHomeSchool – Facebook group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FShomeschool/info

French School Families – Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/680371732022220/

Families at Oakwood Falls Church
https://www.facebook.com/groups/oakwoodfamilies/

Multilingual FS kids
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultilingualFSkids/

FS Gifted

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632824040362523/


For Those with Pets

Fabulous Foreign Service Pets – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/FabulousForeignServicePets

FSPets
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSPets/info
Yahoo Group for FS community members with pets.


FOREIGN SERVICE LIFE – MISCELLANEOUS

Support group for those caring for an elderly relative or facing the loss or serious illness of a parent.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/682177141865596/

Foreign Service Bloggers – Facebook groups
https://www.facebook.com/groups/170973699616423/

FS Borrow Barter Sell – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/601203813263199/

Drexel & Other FS Housing Hacks – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1662166800691563/

Foreign Service Unaccompanied Tour Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/261234237319458/

Toolbox for Americans Abroad
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ToolboxForAmericansAbroad

DiploChic

https://www.facebook.com/groups/876885622361135/

Single in the Service
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401904330030725/

Suggest to add – FS Real Estate Investors
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756228874680815/

TH Travel Tips
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1638362836278305/

FS House Hunters International
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1437101823030847/

FS – Retirement Planning
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1031539493644396/

FS Couchsurfing
https://www.facebook.com/groups/746089062194816/

FS Sell It or List It
https://www.facebook.com/groups/625111704502789/

Finance Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/547899748726060/

DC Repatriates
https://www.facebook.com/groups/377766852619580/


POST-SPECIFIC SOCIAL MEDIA

NOTE: Many post-specific groups and blogs are secret for security reasons. To find out about groups for your post, contact your Community Liaison Office (CLO) or write to office@aafsw.org for help. AAFSW members can also access a list of groups in the members-only section of www.aafsw.org.

Belgrade (Serbia) community website
http://belgradeclo.wordpress.com

Berlin (Germany) community website
https://quadrigaouttakes.wordpress.com

Brasilia (Brazil) community website
https://papagaiobrasilia.wordpress.com

Dakar (Senegal) community website
https://clodakar.wordpress.com

Singapore “Chicken Rice and Apple Pie” – Closed group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/211813649226836/

Jakarta (Indonesia) community website
http://usembjkt.weebly.com

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia “Neighborly Nomads” (closed group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048307785193708/


FOREIGN SERVICE BLOG ROLL

On AAFSW.org
http://www.aafsw.org/foreign-service-blogs/

On AFSA.org
http://www.afsa.org/foreign-service-blogs

Diplopundit: An outspoken, anonymous blog on foreign policy and Foreign Service life
https://diplopundit.net/