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March 2021

Advancing Parent Peer Support: Practice, Program and Policy

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - March 27 @ 4:00 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until March 25, 2021

Advancing Parent Peer Support: Practice, Program and Policy by Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA)

The PPS Institute offers three half-day sessions of professional development specifically designed for parent peer support providers, supervisors, administrators, and policy-makers, and anyone who values parent peer support. Join us and national experts who offer strategies, tools, and examples of innovative programs, funding approaches, and how parent peer support is delivered throughout child welfare, education, juvenile justice, healthcare, and mental health service systems. You will learn about best practices and innovations from the field, tools, and resources for application in…

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Virtual Leadership Training – March 2021

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm CDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 26, 2021

virtual leadership training - families as allies

This training is for parents, caregivers and professionals 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. They also must be able to join the sessions from a device that has a camera and stay on camera throughout all sessions. Parents and caregivers who are receiving a stipend for completing…

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ESY: Extended School Year

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
ESY: Extended School Year

This webinar hosted by Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center will provide parents with a greater understanding of ESY, the qualifying criteria, and what it means to their child. Register here! Presented by: Pam Dollar, Executive Director, MS Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

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Families as Allies – Facebook Live

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Facebook Live - Families as Allies

Every time there's a fifth Wednesday in a month (like this month!) we hit Facebook Live to give you a report on what Families as Allies has been doing and what we have planned for the next three months. Join us at noon on 3/31/21 on our Facebook page! Get a Reminder on Facebook >>

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April 2021

Virtual Support Group – April 1

April 1 @ 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.

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Supported Decision Making in Special Education

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Supported Decision Making in Special Education

Parent to Parent USA invites you to join us along with our partners at the Burton Blatt Institute for a four-part 8 webinar series on Supported Decision making presented by Jonathan Martinis. In this session, we will discuss ways to use Supported Decision Making to ensure that people with disabilities receive appropriate and effective supports in Special Education. Register here!

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Cultural and Linguistic Competency Lunch and Learn Series: Implicit Bias

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources’ Crossover Xpand SOC program: Cultural and Linguistic Competency Lunch and Learn Series

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources’ Crossover Xpand SOC Cultural and Linguistic Competency Lunch and Learn Series continuing on April 6th, 2021. Each month, there will be a one (1)  hour training with different speakers and topics. The upcoming sessions are as follows: April 6, 2021 Reverend Edward Palmer “Implicit Bias” A one-hour continuing education (CE) credit will be awarded to those who attend each session in its entirety and return a completed post-event evaluation. For DMH and Social Work these…

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Families, Make Your Voices Heard: An Introduction to Advocacy Webinar

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Families, Make Your Voices Heard: An Introduction to Advocacy Webinar

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) and Partnership to End Addiction invite you to join in and learn how you can advocate for policies that support families and individuals impacted by mental health and substance use. Make your voices heard!   Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/families-make-your-voices-heard-an-introduction-to-advocacy-webinar-registration-145920368751

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Who is Caring for You? Self Care in an Age of COVID-19 with Sue Badeau

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) Webinar

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC)   In the mental health field, whether as parents, caregivers, professionals, or community advocates, we must address a wide array of child and family needs while following agency regulations, policies, and paperwork. In recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increased racial unrest, and frequent natural disasters, we are finding that we must do this and more without our usual resources, tools, or approaches. Meanwhile, we are faced with our own emotions…

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Procedural Safeguards and Individual Education Programs (IEPs)

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
IEPs Webinar Slide - Families as Allies

It can be intimidating to know how to approach your child's Individual Education Program (IEP) and IEP meetings with the school. This session goes over how you can be a partner in your child's IEP and use your expertise as a parent to make sure your child's IEP is appropriate for them. Your rights related to your child's IEP will be reviewed as well. This is the third in a five-part series about procedural safeguards. Participants are welcome to attend…

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