MSPTI is pleased to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by joining with Families as Allies to bring you an online training series on Children's Mental Health, Partnering in Your Child’s Behavioral Health Care. Four Tuesdays in May (beginning on May 8) we will provide a different webinar. Topics and registration links are listed below. We hope you will join us for this excellent learning opportunity!
How Do I Know if My Child Needs Help and
Where Do I Go If They Do?
Joy Hogge, PHD
Executive Director, Families As Allies  

This webinar gives families practical information about children’s behavioral health and why it’s an important part of health. It also helps families know if their child might benefit from extra support and how to find the right kind of help if they would. The webinar emphasizes how important families are in their children’ s care and how they can be part of and support behavioral health treatment for their children. 

May 8, 2018, 12 pm - 1 pm
What Can I Do to Support My Child's Mental Health?
Joy Hogge, PHD
Executive Director, Families As Allies

This webinar recognizes the importance of families to their children’s development and gives helpful tips on how parents can support their children’s behavioral health as children grow and mature. It also gives practical information about trauma and other issues that can impact children’s emotional development.

May 15, 2018, 12 pm - 1 pm
ADA, Olmstead and EPSDT -
What Do All These Things Mean to Me?
Joy Hogge, PHD
Executive Director, Families As Allies

Nobody knows their children better or is more devoted to advocating for them than their families. This webinar gives families an overview of civil rights laws related to mental health and Medicaid and what those laws mean about helping children be able to live in their homes and communities. 

May 22, 2018, 12 pm - 1 pm
Social and Emotional Challenges in Young Children
Presented by:  Laura Smith, LMSW,
Project Director BuDS (Beginnings Determine Success)  

Parents sometimes sense that their young children are struggling with their social or emotional development but may have trouble knowing where to go for help or even getting people to believe them. This webinar gives an introduction to infant and early childhood mental health from a parent’s point of view and also describes how to find help if your young child needs it.

May 29, 2018, 12 pm - 1 pm
Mississippi Parent Training & Information Center
2 Old River Place, Suite M
Jackson, MS 39202