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January 2021

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
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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Family-Driven Practice: What It Means and Why It Matters

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Family Driven Practice

Family-driven practice is a term frequently used in children's mental health. It is a core value of a responsive system of care for children. It is also mandated in state law and a requirement in many federal grants. But what is it? This webinar explains what family-driven practice looks like in practice and how it affects policy. It also gives practical information about what family-driven practice is often confused with and the key role of family-run organizations in ensuring family-driven…

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Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group

This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance for those who are already serving on groups or about to serve on groups, and will be a place where graduates can discuss common concerns, problems and successes that will help them be more effective parent/caregiver leaders. Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 12 noon. (Open only to leadership training graduates.)

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February 2021

SSI Benefits for Children: Engaging Families for Successful SOAR Applications

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
SoarWorks: SSI for Children

SSI for children can provide critical support to families who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Establishing a child’s eligibility for SSI benefits requires engagement with various child-serving systems such as education, behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice. Building relationships with these systems and engaging the entire family in the process is critical to submitting a successful SOAR-assisted child SSI application. On this webinar, you will hear from seasoned SOAR providers who are having great success building relationships with…

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Procedural Safeguards: What is Child Find?

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

It can be confusing to know what to do if it seems like a child has a disability that affects their learning and they are not currently receiving special education services. This session goes over what public schools are obligated to do if they become aware of children in this situation and how families can request evaluations for their children if they believe this to be the case. This is the first in a five part series about the procedural…

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Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
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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MSPTI: Request, Referral and Consent

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Request, Referral and Consent

Request, Referral and Consent: What do these three words mean to parents? Do you know how to request evaluations, make a referral or what you must give written consent for before evaluations or services can begin? Join us and learn what you need to know and how to use the information as you advocate for your child. Register here: https://images.gotowebinar.com/bdeed95fb6d284f9d2845dad3f599d85

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REACH MS: What Tasks Can My Child Do?

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Learning at Home

From Reach MS: During this month’s meeting, we will extend our discussion from last month. We will focus on how to break down everyday tasks to determine what steps your child is able to independently complete. Then, we will brainstorm what supports might be needed as we think about scaffolding for higher levels of self-care and independence. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6075891772414817037

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What is a System of Care and What Does Wraparound Mean?

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

The term 'System of Care" is often used to describe mental health approaches and is actually mandated in Mississippi state law. This webinar explains what system of care means and what families should be able to expect if that approach is offered to them This session is part of a five part series and focuses on Wraparound - what it is and what families should be able to expect if they choose to participate in it. This series is meant…

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Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group

This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance for those who are already serving on groups or about to serve on groups, and will be a place where graduates can discuss common concerns, problems and successes that will help them be more effective parent/caregiver leaders. Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 12 noon. (Open only to leadership training graduates.) Register now >>

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