We hope this week's newsletter provides you with some practical resources and encouragement as the new school year continues to unfold. Expanded school-based telehealth support is available due to changes in Medicaid policies, which may make it easier for your child to see different types of providers, including those in mental health.If you are facing challenges and have questions about your children's rights at school, please join our upcoming webinars, Family-Driven Education Advocacy on August 28 and Complaining Vs Complaints on September 11.
Families as Allies is excited to now be facilitating the Hinds County MAP Team. There's many opportunities for families and community partners to be involved. Please read the MAP Team article to learn more. There are MAP Teams around the state to support families in being able to keep their children at home with them.
Understanding and accessing your child's and family's rights in the education system can be confusing, especially when your child has a disability (or you suspect they do). This webinar will support families and those working with them in understanding their basic rights and what families can do if they believe their children's rights have been violated.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.
This webinar helps families and those working with them understand how the formal state complaint process can be used when issues arise with special education. Participants will also be supported in understanding how formal complaint processes often bring more positive results than simply complaining does.
Our world has changed significantly over the last several months. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the strengths and weaknesses of the systems, policies, and philosophies that shape how child welfare services are organized and delivered for populations that are vulnerable.