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December 2020

HHRC Webinar: Eviction Prevention and Housing Retention During and After COVID-19

December 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
Homeless & Housing Resource Center

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic hardship and housing instability for millions of Americans. With eviction moratoria expected to expire at the end of 2020, individuals and families are at risk of losing their housing. Join SAMHSA’s new Homeless and Housing Resource Center to explore strategies for eviction prevention and housing retention. Participants will hear from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership, an experienced housing attorney, and local Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership about implementing data-informed, targeted prevention…

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Learning at Home: Communication: Methods and Understanding

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Learning at Home Webinar - MSPTI

Presented by: Brittany Herrington, PhD, Early Learning and SCD Specialist, REACH MS During this month’s meeting, we will discuss multiple types of communication methods including devices for purchase and “low tech” options. Information on how to understand your child’s communication will also be provided. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6718997221038519567

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Virtual Family Support Meeting

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Video Conferencing - Group Coaching - Families as Allies

Open to any parent or caregiver raising a child—we’re here to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns and support one another.

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Self-Help and the 2020 Holidays: Managing Stress

December 18, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Holiday Image - Families as Allies

This training from California's Crisis and Recovery Enhancement (CARE) TA Center covers evidence-based self-help strategies to regulate difficult emotions that are common during the holidays and exacerbated for many during 2020’s pandemic-related grief and social distancing. Participants will learn about virtual support groups, apps to aid in self-regulation, emotion regulation skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and a variety of local and national crisis and warm lines. The goal of this training is to disseminate self-help skills and resources that Californians…

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January 2021

Virtual Family Support Meeting

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Video Conferencing - Group Coaching - Families as Allies

Open to any parent or caregiver raising a child—we’re here to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns and support one another.

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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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Virtual Family Support Meeting

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Video Conferencing - Group Coaching - Families as Allies

Open to any parent or caregiver raising a child—we’re here to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns and support one another.

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Families As Allies Board Meeting

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST

Quarterly board meeting of the board of Families as Allies. All meetings are open to the public and include time for public comments. Public comments can also be emailed to info@faams.org or faxed to 601-355-0919. Register Here >>

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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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2021 New Year’s Open House

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
New Year Open House 2019 - Families as Allies

For the past seven years, Families as Allies has hosted a New Year Open House, bringing together old and new friends to enjoy each other's fellowship, eat good food and plan how we can all work together in the New Year to make things better for our children. We typically also have art and other fun activities for children. This year, our New Year Open House will happen virtually on Monday, January 25 at 5 PM.  We are inviting all…

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