Families as Allies Changed Me From Fearful to Prepared

Stacey Spiehler, president-elect of the Families as Allies board of directors, shares her story of becoming empowered in addressing her son's mental health.

The Life of Ahmaud Arbery

I don't know the words to describe the horror of Ahmaud Arbery being gunned down while jogging. I cannot imagine the heart-wrenching angst his mother was feeling this past Mothers Day weekend.

Advocacy Training and Awards at Two Upcoming Virtual Conferences

Advocacy training and awards are a part of two upcoming virtual conferences: Mississippi DisAbility Virtual Megaconference and Hill Day at Home.

Ideas for Accountability after the Miss. Dept of Human Services Audit

We offer these ideas for how families can increase the accountability of the non-profits and government officials you work with on your child's health.

Family Driven Practice Training for Providers

This session supports providers in any system who work with families to understand what family-driven practice is and how it benefits families.

Virtual Family Support Meeting

This virtual family support meeting is open any families who would like to share their thoughts and ideas with each other.

Webinar: A Family-Driven System of Care in Mississippi

This webinar gives an overview of what a family-driven system of care looks like and works to create coordinated and collaborative support for children.

Parenting and Caregiving

COVID-19 requires fresh approaches to parenting, family life and relationships. Here's advice on methods to cope with the changes.

COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Caregivers | Lifespan Infectious Diseases


COVID-19 developments are happening quickly and our physicians and clinicians are working hand-in-hand to provide parents, caregivers and educators resources to help families and kids navigate these uncertain times.