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September 2021

Reach MS: Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm CDT
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REACH MS is excited to offer Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities. This one day training provides participants the opportunity to briefly overview positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) and will largely focus on best practices in regard to students with significant disabilities. Components discussed will include creating a physical environment; planing meaningful instruction; setting rules and consequences; designing reinforcement and consequence systems; and aligning social-emotional skills, communication, and behavior for students with significant disabilities. Please bring a photocopy or…

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5th Annual Mississippi Suicide Prevention Symposium

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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During the September recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is hosting its 5th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium. Anyone is welcome to participate in the symposium, whether a parent or caregiver, educator, mental health professional, or simply a concerned citizen.

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Oh Behave! Creating a Behavior Support Toolbox for Preschoolers

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Parents, teachers, and others who work with children sometimes face challenging behaviors. Learn strategies and create a Behavior Support Toolbox for yourself and for sharing with your students’ families! Register here >>

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Don’t Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

September 29 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm CDT
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The mental health and wellness of men and boys have been often ignored, even though it can take a substantial toll on their lives. When ignored, mental health issues can affect physical health and life expectancy, as well as cause boys and men the inability to fully function in society and within their families.

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Virtual Leadership Training – Sept. 30 & Oct 1 – Families as Allies

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 1, 2021

virtual leadership training - families as allies

This training is for parents, caregivers and staff members 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.

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Stabilizing Housing for Families of Children Who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC) and National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) Childhood is a crucial time for brain development and disruptions during these key stages can have a lasting negative impact. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, approximately 1 in 45 children experiences homelessness every year. Contributing factors include traumatic stress, mental health challenges (especially depression) and substance use. To further complicate matters, the experience of homelessness itself is considered a traumatic experience and is…

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October 2021

Virtual Leadership Training – Sept. 30 & Oct 1 – Families as Allies

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 1, 2021

virtual leadership training - families as allies

This training is for parents, caregivers and staff members 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.

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Mississippi Parent Conference

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

Mississippi Department of Education Building Partnerships…Working Together Mississippi Parent Conference. This event will provide guidance and training for parents, teachers, advocates, and others as it pertains to children with disabilities. Training will provide guidance and training for parents, teachers, advocates, and others as it pertains to children with disabilities. The conference will be held in person at the Hilton on County Line Road in Jackson. Guests will also have the option to attend virtually. Please share the registration link with parents of children…

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Drop In Family Support Time

October 7 @ 12:00 pm CDT
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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. We ask anyone who stops by to respect the confidentiality of the group and not share anything discussed in the group outside of the group.. Join here>>

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Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day : Making Things Better for Our Children and Our System

October 8 @ 10:00 am CDT
Family Training - Families as Allies

This webinar will highlight the history and meaning of both Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day. Supports to help our children during mental illness awareness week will be shared, as will opportunities to improve our system using the principles of World Mental Health Day. This webinar is appropriate for families, youth, anyone working with families, policy makers and anyone who cares about mental health and our children. Join here>>  

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