Schools during COVID-19: CDC's Considerations Updated Aug. 21
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its COVID-19 guidance for schools on Aug. 21, including items for children with disabilities.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6-12, 2020; Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10.

Family Leadership Opportunities for Mississippi's System of Care

We invite all of the family members who have completed our leadership training to join Families as Allies' new monthly leadership group, starting Sept. 23rd.

Virtual Family Support Meeting - Families as Allies - Sept. 3

Family support meeting for parents or caregivers raising a child to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns, and support one another.

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Virtual Community Listening Forum - Mississippi's Developmental Disabilities Network - Sept. 9

Join the Virtual Community Listening Forum shares services, supports, and resources are needed by people with developmental disabilities.

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Complaining vs. Complaints: How to Use the Law Without a Lawyer to Help Your Child - Sept. 11

This webinar helps families understand how the formal state complaint process can be used when issues arise with special education.

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Learning at Home: Schedules and Routines - Sept. 17
Webinar to discuss the importance of setting up consistent routines for learning at home. Schedule templates and resources provided.

Trauma Informed Care Conference - Sept. 22-24

For the past 6 years, several state and local agencies have joined to host the annual Trauma Informed Care Conference. Each year, the premiere conferences have brought together hundreds of diverse participants representing a wide array of service providers. This year's theme, ""There is HOPE! Thriving After the Storm" continues to use the "Storm" as the analogy for "Trauma" as with previous year's theme.

Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group - Sept. 23

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.)

CIT Training - Hinds Behavioral Health Services: Region 9

Join Hinds Behavioral Health Services' 40-hour mental health training and become part of a nationally recognized CIT team. Training takes place in late October, but limited seats are available.

What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide

Learn suicide prevention tips for a child in distress. Child Mind Institute offers advice on how to recognize depression and how to help someone who is suicidal.

Supporting your child's mental health as they return to school during COVID-19


How parents can help their children navigate their feelings during school reopenings.

A Toolkit For Helping Your Child Wear A Mask During COVID-19

A Toolkit For Helping Your Child Wear A Mask During COVID-19.

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