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May 2021

Virtual Support Group – May 6

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Video Conferencing - Group Coaching - Families as Allies

Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral challenge is welcome to join us on the first and third Thursday of each month. Register here >> 

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Procedural Safeguards and Discipline

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Procedural Safeguards and Discipline

Parents may get confused about what their rights are and what their child's rights are when their child has an IEP and is being disciplined. This webinar will review suspensions and other disciplining of students with IEPs. Manifestation Determination hearings related to your child's IEP will be reviewed as well. This is the fourth in a five-part series about procedural safeguards. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. This training is appropriate for families and anyone…

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Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Families

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Webinar

Webinar by Crossover Xpand: Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources LGBTQ+ youth are at increased risk for multiple health disparity outcomes, including increased rates of depression, suicidal thinking, and worse physical health outcomes. Mental health providers and other allies are key to providing support to families and reducing risk for unwanted outcomes. Thus, the purpose of this presentation is to provide members of the audience with an empirical understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ youth and how to use their…

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Webinar: Supporting Children’s Emotional and Academic Readiness in Returning to the Classroom

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Sponsored by NCSMH and FREDLA. Presenters: Kris Scardamalia Ph.D. and Samantha Reaves Ph.D. National Center for School Mental Health  COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our children’s lives this past year. Children and youth have had to adapt to rapid and sometimes multiple shifts in education settings, child care, and time spent with friends and lack of social opportunities and sporting events. The stress and the uncertainty of isolation and new demands have presented our families with significant challenges, and families…

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Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

Event by Mississippi Department of Mental Health This 6.5-hour training gives adults who regularly interact with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. The new virtual delivery option includes a 2-hour self-paced course followed by 4.5 hours of Instructor led training delivered virtually through Zoom at no cost to you. Contact Courtney…

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Supporting our Children’s Mental Health by Flipping the Script

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
flip the script webinar slide - families as allies

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the theme for Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is Flip the Script. In this webinar, we will discuss ways to flip the script from traditional ways of thinking to new ideas to support our children individually, in the systems that serve them, and at the policy level. This webinar is appropriate for families, those who work with families, and policymakers. Register here >>

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Born to Be Wild Family & Friends Picnic

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Born to Be Wild Family & Friends Picnic - Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities - Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Get your outdoor green on and join us for a FUN filled day celebrating individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. Enjoy a day free of judgment and full of support. Visit our "Resource Trail" and gather valuable information from agencies and advocacy groups. Everyone is welcome! There is no fee for registration this year. However, we welcome you to become a member of the Coalition and we will…

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Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Family Training - Families as Allies

Join us via Zoom for our monthly Coaching and Support session for parents who are supporting other parents in any system.

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Virtual Support Group – May 20

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Video Conferencing - Group Coaching - Families as Allies

Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral challenge is welcome to join us on the first and third Thursday of each month. During the month of April, groups will focus on dealing with IEPs and other school issues. There will be time to talk about anything else the group would like to discuss. Register here >> 

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A Seamless System of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Seamless System of Care Webinar - Families as Allies

The system of care concept is widely discussed in children's mental health, but it is also a concept used to describe how children and youth with specials health care needs and their families should be supported. This webinar discusses the goals and values of a system of care for children and youth for special health care needs as well as the idea of bringing together all of the systems around one system of care for children. This webinar is appropriate…

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