Dad Blog: George Stewart on Being a Father
George Stewart, board president for Families as Allies, spoke with us about his experience as a father to honor Father's Day in June.

2020 Legislation Update: Mental Health Coordinator and DMH Appropriations
We provide updates on two pieces of 2020 legislation here in the final week of the regular session of the Mississippi Legislature.

Join Us for Two Special Focus Areas in July
We're adding two special focus areas in July, with a look at supporting your education planning and supporting families with young children.

Virtual Family Support Meeting: 7/2/20 @ 11 a.m.

This meeting is open to any parent or caregiver raising a child. Theres no specific agendawere just here to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns and support one another through this emotional time.

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Webinar: Supporting and Advocating with Families of Young Children - 7/2/20 @ Noon

This session will give an overview of some of the challenges families face when their very young (0-8) children start to show behavioral challenges. In partnership with Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center.

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Webinar: Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Young Children - 7/9/20 @ Noon

The webinar gives practical tips on supporting young children's emotional development and recognizing when you children might need more support. In partnership with Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center.

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To the Mama Raising an At Risk Kid in A Pandemic: I See You


Dear Mama: You never imagined that you would be here, juggling your childs health and a global pandemic. This is the stuff of dystopian novels, and somehow it has also become your life. I want you to know that I see you and that youre not alone.

Social Worker Creates COVID-19 Coloring Book to Help Kids Cope

Brian Spence
One social worker's COVID coloring book is meant to give children and their families tools to deal with the pandemic's emotional impact.

Considerations for Reopening Mississippi Schools


The Mississippi Department of Education has partnered with a workgroup of nine superintendents from a diverse range of school districts to outline the key issues districts need to address reopening schools.