US v. State of Mississippi Transcript Now Available

Last month on February 22nd Judge Carlton Reeves held a status conference in the US v. State of Mississippi mental health lawsuit. During the conference, both parties spoke about various…

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CHAMP Tele-Psychiatry Virtual Summit Wrap-Up

Families as Allies has been a partner with UMMC’s CHAMP Project since 2019. We believe that our children should be able to get help in the places they already are – for example,…

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Nikki Flippins: As a Woman and a Mom …

Reflections from Nikki Flippins during Women's History Month... On May 17, 2005, I became a mom. It wasn’t in the traditional way, because I adopted my 5-year-old daughter; nonetheless, I…

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Learn More About Procedural Safeguards: Evaluation

Families as Allies is doing a five-month-long focus on different parts of the Procedural Safeguards. The Safeguards describe the rights of families and children related to special education. In February we…

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Families Speak Out on Schools and Mental Health

The National Federation of Families recently surveyed over a thousand families from across the United States about their experiences with education and mental health. We encourage all of you to consider what…

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