March Policy Update

Mississippi legislators voted last week to suspend the session in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Speaker Gunn and Lt. Governor Hosemann will decide when the legislators come back. Before they suspended the session, we were monitoring two bills that were in the Senate Public Health and Welfare committee. One passed out of committee and one did not.

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Families: We Support You During the COVID-19 Outbreak

We want you to know that the board and staff of Families as Allies are unconditionally committed to supporting you as we all learn together how to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and all that it has brought with it.

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Policy Action Alert: IEPS and 504 Plans Could Change

A COVID-19 emergency assistance bill was introduced in the United States Congress yesterday by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. You can read the bill here. Pages 230-231 contain language that directs…

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Families as Allies Staff Working Remotely

Starting today, our staff will be working remotely as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 virus. We can still be reached by phone or email and will respond in…

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World Health Organization: Mental Health Considerations for COVID-19 Outbreak

WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population. These mental health considerations were developed by the Mental Health Department as support for mental and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.

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