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September 2021

Don’t Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

September 29 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm CDT
Flyer for the Don't Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

The mental health and wellness of men and boys have been often ignored, even though it can take a substantial toll on their lives. When ignored, mental health issues can affect physical health and life expectancy, as well as cause boys and men the inability to fully function in society and within their families.

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Virtual Leadership Training – Sept. 30 & Oct 1 – Families as Allies

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 1, 2021

virtual leadership training - families as allies

This training is for parents, caregivers and staff members who are interested in learning to serve on decision-making groups and committees. There will be 2 sessions, and each session will last 2.5 hours. Participants must attend all sessions for the entire session in order to receive their certificate.

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Stabilizing Housing for Families of Children Who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Flyer for Understanding the Challenges Families Face and the Benefits Available to Them

Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC) and National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) Childhood is a crucial time for brain development and disruptions during these key stages can have a lasting negative impact. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, approximately 1 in 45 children experiences homelessness every year. Contributing factors include traumatic stress, mental health challenges (especially depression) and substance use. To further complicate matters, the experience of homelessness itself is considered a traumatic experience and is…

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October 2021

Virtual Leadership Training – Sept. 30 & Oct 1 – Families as Allies

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 1, 2021

virtual leadership training - families as allies

This training is for parents, caregivers and staff members who are interested in learning to serve on decision-making groups and committees. There will be 2 sessions, and each session will last 2.5 hours. Participants must attend all sessions for the entire session in order to receive their certificate.

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Pre-Employment Transition Services

October 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Logos for MSPTI and MDRS

MS Department of Rehabilitation Services  Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), MDRS works with students with disabilities beginning at age 14. MDRS helps them transition from college to career, depending on their own personal goals. These services are invaluable to parents and potentially life changing for students. This one-hour session could save you time and money down the road. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >>>

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MS Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS): Who Are We?

October 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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MS Department of Rehabilitation Services  MDRS is often referred to as state government’s “best kept secret”. This session provides you with a look into each of the agency’s four major programs (Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind, Office of Special Disability Programs and Disability Determination Services) and points you to valuable resources available. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >>

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Job Placement Services

October 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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MS Department of Rehabilitation Services  Finding a job may be easy on your own, but finding a career and a support system to sustain you may not be. That is where the resources and expertise of the MDRS Team comes in and works for YOU. Your plan, their help. It’s a win/win all the way around! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >>

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Hill Day at Home

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Hill Day at Home is your opportunity to urge lawmakers to invest in lifesaving funding for mental health and substance use treatment programs – from your computer, without ever leaving the comfort of your home or office!   Register here>> 

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8th Annual Virtual Black Family Summit

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
A blue and white flyer for the Mississippi Families for Kids

Join Mississippi Families for Kids for a Virtual Black Family Summit with keynote speaker Dr. Rashad Ali, MD, JD, FACOG Chief OB/GYN at the Family Medical Health Center, Inc. Topic: The Economic Impact of Health Inequity and Racial Justice 6 social work CEU credits included in general admission- $30. Students pay only $10! The Black Family Summit exists to gather members of our community from ALL walks of life to discuss issues that affect the back community. Join us to…

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Saving your income with a Mississippi ABLE account

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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MS Department of Rehabilitation Services  ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are now available to help individuals with disabilities save and invest money, as they have not been able to before. This session helps you understand ABLE, determine if it is right for you/your child/your family, and shows you where to get more information or signup. Considering ABLE or just learning about it, you won’t want to miss this session designed just for parents. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >>

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