The Ally: Honoring Veterans and Family Caregivers

Putting together this week's edition of the Ally touched my heart with gratitude. Families as Allies is grateful to and honors all Veterans this Veteran's Day and every day. We are especially grateful to Joe Kinnan and thank him for his ongoing support and friendship. We also treasure every family member who is out there taking care of another family member. We see you. We hear you. We are you, and we want to support you in every way that we can.

One way that we want to support parents and caregivers is by making sure that policies are set up in ways that make a real difference to you in your day-to-day lives. We have shared a lot of information about MYPAC and wraparound with you recently, and this week we explain conflict-free case management in more detail. We hope that this information helps you think through what would be most helpful to your child and family and any input that you want to share. Keep us posted on whether we are on track and if there is additional information that you would like to have. We want every family to feel supported in getting the services and supports that you want for your children.

There are two important policy group meetings coming up. Both are virtual and we encourage you to attend both.

The Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth meets on Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and the Joint Planning Council Meeting meets on Nov. 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Bring Your IEP and Other School Questions Virtual Drop-In Hour is Thurs., Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. Please check out our events calendar for more training opportunities. 

We celebrate Joe Kinnan, U.S. Air Force veteran and mental-health supporter, being awarded "veteran of the year" by the City of Hattiesburg.
It's National Family Caregivers Month. Let's raise awareness while recognizing and honoring family caregivers across the country.
The concept of conflict-free case management can be a little confusing, but it's important to realize your rights in these instances.
Join the Norristown NAACP to get the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 years old.
Register for this meeting of the Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth (ICCCY) - Nov.16 at 10:30 AM and open to the public.
The fourth meeting of the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will be held virtually on Nov. 16.
This webinar will provide information and tools to support the next steps in developing a Family Resource Center Network.
The Joint Planning and Advisory Council meeting will be held virtually Tue, Nov 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST).
The 43rd Juvenile Justice Symposium will be held virtually and in person in Biloxi, MS on March 23 to 25, 2022.
The pandemic played an integral role in changing what a new normal looks like on campuses. It also created more conversation on the ideas of mental health.
When one child is in crisis, the other kids need monitoring and support, too. What parents need to understand about siblings under stress.

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to kids 12-years old and up, getting the vaccine is the best thing to do for your child's health.

A new study in Sociology of Education, produced by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, helps explain why children of color with disabilities are disciplined at higher rates. A big part of it involves an unwillingness to wrestle with racism.

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