Dad Blog: Sheldon Smith on Being Active with His Kids and Talking about Race

We spoke with Sheldon Smith of Families as Allies on being a dad, getting help for the special healthcare needs of his children, and talking with them about race in America.

In Memory of Tedarron Price
We are very sad to share with you that Tedarron Price, the 27-year-old son of Coreaner Price, died on May 27. We share in her family's grief.

Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility: Legislative Update

The Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility is a new position created by SB 2610 in the Mississippi Legislature; it passed the Senate and will soon be voted on in the House.

National Federation of Families Receives Award for National Family Support Technical Assistance Center

The National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health has been awarded oversight of the first ever National Family Support Technical Center.

NAMI Mississippi 2020 State Conference: Families as Allies on Friday
The NAMI Mississippi 2020 conference happens virtually this year and features Families as Allies speakers on Friday, June 12, 2020.

Please Join Us for a Community Conversation - June 12

Join us for a community conversation to offer Familes as Allies feedback on how our organization can undo racism, fight discrimination and support civil rights for all.

NAMI Mississippi's 2020 State Conference: June 8-12

The NAMI Mississippi 2020 State Conference is a virtual conference June 8-12, 2020. Theme: Assuring Adequate Access.

Virtual Family Support Meeting: June 11
This virtual family support meeting is open any families who would like to share their thoughts and ideas with each other.

Coaching and Support - Monthly Session: June 17
Monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support parents who are helping other parents in any system.

2020 Mississippi disAbility Virtual MegaConference: June 18
Mississippi Disability Virtual MegaConference takes place on June 18 via webinar. Register individually for each agenda item.

Watch the entire CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall

Alex Chaet, CNN

CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner with "Sesame Street" for Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, a town hall for kids and families. Watch the town hall in its entirety.

37 Children's Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination

Colours of Us
Children's Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination: Picture Books, Middle Grade & Young Adult Novels; from Elementary School to High School

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

This resource provides thoughts and guidelines for talking about the complex issues of racism and equality in age-appropriate ways with children aged two to five years of age.

Warner Bros. makes 'Just Mercy' available for free as education on 'systemic racism'
Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx star in the true story of a young lawyer's mission to free a wrongfully imprisoned Alabama man.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases "Talking About Race" Web Portal
The Smithsonians National Museum of African American History and Culture today launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to empower individuals, families, and communities discuss racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.

No Mask Left Behind

The Association of State and Territorial Public Health Social Workers is sharing the No Mask Left Behind Initiative with families and encourages all families to use face masks to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Association shared these helpful links with us, along with the video linked above.