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January 2021

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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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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Virtual Family Support Meeting

January 28 @ 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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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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Virtual Family Support Meeting

February 4 @ 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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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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Virtual Family Support Meeting

February 11 @ 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

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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