Join Me for Hill Day!

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Where Will You Be In October?                  

I'd like to invite you to join me at the National Council for Behavioral Health's annual Public Policy Institute and Hill Day, to be held October 2-3 in Washington, D.C.

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THE TAC REPORT HAS BEEN RELEASED

MS_Childrens_Behavioral_Health_3-6-15_final_(3)-1covercrp.jpgTHE TAC REPORT ON CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH IN MISSISSIPPI HAS FINALLY BEEN RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR READ.


TAC REPORT RELEASE IMMINENT?

lt appears that the release of the TAC Report is imminent. We will keep you posted with any updates. READ MORE HERE.10515159989TACRELEASE_Page_1.png


WEBINAR TODAY!

webinar.jpgFamilies as Allies, in partnership with the Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center (MSPTI), will present a webinar on Families as Allies today, Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 from 12 noon-1 PM.

 

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CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR ON BEHALF OF OUR CHILDREN TODAY!

StateresponseCL-TAC_Page_1CROP.jpgGOOD NEWS!
Families as Allies learned yesterday from a court document filed by Attorney General Hood that “The Mississippi legislature is a party to the negotiations” in the United States Justice Department’s mental health lawsuit against Mississippi.

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FAMILIES AS ALLIES ATTENDS AND PRESENTS AT NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE IN PHOENIX

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Executive Director Joy Hogge and other members of the Families as Allies staff attended and spoke at the National Federation of Families For Children's Mental Health conference in Phoenix this past weekend. Dr. Hogge and Family Partner Henry Moore gave a presentation titled: Using State Challenges to Create Opportunities for Family-Driven Reform. 

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State responds to Justice Department Lawsuit

State_response_to_DOJ-01.jpgOn October 11, 2016, the State, via Phelps Dunbar LLP, filed its response to the Justice Department's recent lawsuit alleging Mississippi discriminates against adults with mental illness by unlawfully segregating them in institutional settings. The State's response can be found here.


3rd Annual Community Partnership Celebration

IMG_2700.JPGWHAT A SUCCESS!

This past Monday night Families as Allies held our third Community Partnership Celebration fundraiser at Bravo! Restaurant in Highland Village. We had a wonderful turnout and many generous sponsors who made contributions. In addition, Families as Allies presented some amazing and dedicated people with awards for their efforts in the past year.

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Families - Make Your Voice Heard

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Families - We want to hear from you!  Please take a few minutes to tell us what's happened when you have tried to find help for your child.  Your answers are anonymous and let us know the most important things to work on in the state.  After you finish the anonymous survey, you will be given the chance to join Families as Allies.  Membership is free and allows us to stay in touch with you about ways to network with other parents and work together to make things better for our children.  

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FAMILIES AS ALLIES HOSTS PARENTS MEETING IN TUPELO

tupelo_townhall.jpgFamilies as Allies hosted their second Parents Meeting and Town Hall in Tupelo last Saturday, August 27th. It was facilitated by staff member Henry Moore, who discussed with those who attended how to organize a parent support group, and how to become an effective advocate for your child in the mental health and school systems. Angela Flemmings assisted Henry in organizing the event.


Families as Allies is funded through generous donations, training fees, grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration, the City of Jackson and the Department of Mental Health, and contracts with other non-profits and agencies.