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December 2021

Virtual Event: Grand Connections: A New Program to Support Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Under 5

December 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
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ZERO TO THREE In the absence of accessible and affordable options for working families, grandparents have increasingly become the cornerstone of early child care in the U.S. One out of four children under 5 years old is cared for by a grandparent while a parent works or goes to school. The number of multigenerational families (three or more generations living in the same household) is up. The number of families in which grandparents are raising grandchildren has jumped up as…

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Board of Mental Health Meeting

December 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am CST
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State Agency: Department of Mental Health Board Committee meetings will be held prior to the Board meeting.  The full Board will begin at 9 a.m. MEETING LOCATION-in person Department of Mental Health 239 N. Lamar Street Jackson MS 39201 CONTACT INFORMATION Grenaye Sullivan 6013596260 grenaye.sullivan@dmh.ms.gov

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The Mississippi State Board of Education Meeting

December 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am CST
Central High School, Location: Central High School Building, 359 N. West St., Jackson, MS, 4th floor Board Room
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Mississippi State Board of Education Mississippi State Board of Education meeting can be viewed via live stream. Date: 10 a.m., December 16, 2021 Location: Central High School Building, 359 N. West St., Jackson, MS, 4th floor Board Room  

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Virtual: Bring Your IEP and Other School Questions

December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm CST
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This hour is open for any family member to drop in for all or some of the time to ask questions or get feedback about IEP issues.

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Positive Solutions for Families of Young Children with Challenging Behaviors

December 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
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Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Has life with your young child become filled with conflict and confusion? Does it seem as if the simplest activity can quickly turn into disaster when your child's behavior is out of control? You are not alone! Many, if not most, parents find themselves struggling with behavior at some point. The good news is that there are evidence based, effective strategies (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports -PBIS) that you can use to create POSITIVE…

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January 2022

Drop In Family Support Time

January 6 @ 12:00 pm CST
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This hour is open for any family member to drop in for all or some of the time to share any concerns or get feedback from others about handling different situations.

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Free Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) Seminar I

January 10 - January 12
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Learn about WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into your life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life.

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Navigating the IEP: Part 1

January 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CST
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Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center As a parent, the IEP process can often seem like a maze. There are so many parts to the process it's often overwhelming. Join us for part one in a series that will help you understand how to navigate this journey. Register here>>

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Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents

January 12 @ 12:00 pm CST
ZOOM Meeting - Families as Allies

Parent peer support specialists, parent consultants, parent educators and parents who have completed parent peer support training are strongly encouraged to attend. We will discuss current trends in parent peer support, national standards for parent peer support, continuing education opportunities, local and state issues affecting parent peer support.

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School-Based Suicide Prevention

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
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National Institute of Mental Health This webinar – hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health – will provide an opportunity for diverse stakeholders, including school administrators, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, to learn about new and innovative practices in school-based suicide prevention, with a particular focus on risk identification, follow up, and referral for additional services for high-risk youth. In addition to describing the programs, presenters will also discuss preliminary research efforts and/or challenges, as well as ways…

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