Flipping the Script Video: the CHAMP Team

The Child Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry service, or CHAMP, is a program out of the University of Mississippi Medical Center that Families as Allies is proud to be a partner in.

Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC) Update

Mississippi Division of Medicaid is proposing to change the way it pays for MYPAC services for children.

Special Education Advisory Panel To Meet on May 26 at 10 AM

The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) of the Mississippi Department of Education will meet by Zoom next Wednesday, May 26th, at 10 a.m.

Update to US v. State of Mississippi: DOJ Responds to Parts of State Remedial Plan

In US v. Mississippi the US Department of Justice has responded to the State of Mississippi.

MSPTI: Parent Advocacy Academy (Part 1) - May 19

Join MSPTI for a two-part virtual advocacy academy that will empower you with information and resources.

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents - May 19

Monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support parents who are helping other parents in any system.

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MSPTI: IDEA Part C Early Intervention Written State Complaints - May 20

Under Part C of the IDEA, you have the right to file a written state complaint when you want the state lead agency to investigate if the IDEA has been followed.

A Seamless System of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - May 21

This webinar discusses the goals and values of a seamless system of care for children and youth with special health care needs.

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Parenting with PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) - May 24

The implementation of PBIS provides adults and children with more opportunities for positive interactions and offers an opportunity for lasting behavioral changes.

MSPTI- Educational Options: What's Available in Mississippi? - May 25

Educational choices available to families are growing in Mississippi. During this session, we will discuss the educational options available to families.

Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group

This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance.

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NAMI Mississippi's 2021 State Conference - May 26

Adequate Self Care: Transformation, Motivation and Essentials

2021 Virtual Mississippi Disability Megaconference - June 17

Due to COVID-19, the MegaConference will be held virtually. Four outstanding speakers will inspire and inform you. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. You may attend one, two, three, or all sessions.

MSU psychology clinic offers free mental health services for youth

With more than $200,000 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), Mississippi State Universitys Psychology Clinic is providing free mental health services for Mississippis youth, offering mental health screening, consultation and therapy.

Growing Up in a Pandemic: Talking to Kids About Grief

Its been unprecedented. Jarring. Heart-breaking. A minor change, for some, and devastating, for others. As we look ahead at the summer of 2021, how well have we done letting the kids grieve their losses during this pandemic? The kids *are* grieving. They have been, since last March.

New Free Course on Building Systems of Care

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation, together with Sheila Pires, a nationally recognized expert in child-serving systems, has launched a new online course: Building Systems of Care.

Building Bridges of Hope

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Supporting children and youth with high emotional and behavioral needs is often lonely, overwhelming, complex, and not well-understood.