COVID-19 Resources from the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
The National Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health has launched two new web pages dedicated to supporting parents and families and family-run organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tracking States on Disability Rights During COVID-19
One of the many challenging issues that arises during a pandemic is how resources should be distributed if they become scarce. Facing the possibility of scarce resources can be frightening for families of people with disabilities who wonder if their loved one will have the same access to life-saving medical equipment that others have.

Two Free Books Help Parents and Kids Cope With COVID-19
Two books aimed at helping kids cope with COVID-19 in a mentally healthy way can be downloaded now for free, one from the UN and one from Sarah Olsher.

How to Join a ZOOM Meeting
Families as Allies is using ZOOM a lot these days during COVID-19 to meet and talk with one another. If you're not sure how to use it, ZOOM has a great video tutorial on how to connect to a meeting.

Virtual Family Support Meeting - April 16th
This virtual family support meeting is open any families who would like to share their thoughts and ideas with each other.

Families as Allies Board Meeting - April 16th @ 6pm
Families as Allies board meeting is Thursday at 6 pm. All meetings are open to the public. You can register at this link to attend virtually.

 #ApartButNotAlone Friday Webinar Series Supporting My Child's Mental Health - April 17th
This webinar recognizes the importance of families to their childrens development and gives helpful tips on how parents can support their childrens behavioral health in general but also as families deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey - Families as Allies

Take our quick, two-question, anonymous survey to help us get a sense of how your family is coping during COVID-19.

DMH Requests Feedback on its Strategic Plan
The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is requesting feedback about its strategic plan. You should complete the survey by April 17.