Chokwe Antar Lumumba: On Being a Father
This week we talked to Mayor Chowke Antar Lumumba and asked him to share his experience as the dad of two young daughters.

Update: Mississippi House Amends SB2610, Mental Health Coordinator Bill

SB2610, the Senate bill to create a mental health coordinator in Mississippi, has passed the House, but has also been changed. See the story for how you can make your voice heard.

Read our Public Comments on Mississippi DMH's Operational Standards

Read our public comments on the Mississippi Department of Mental Health's operational standards, which are still open for public comment if you'd like to take part.

How We Can Unite as a Community of Families

We thank everyone who participated in Families as Allies' first community conversation, which had the goal of discussing how we can help undo racism, fight discrimination, support civil rights.

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.

Register here.

2020 Mississippi disAbility Virtual MegaConference

Mississippi Disability Virtual MegaConference takes place on June 18 via webinar.

Register individually for each agenda item.

Virtual Family Support Meeting - June 18

Theres no specific agendawere just here to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns and support one another through this emotional time.

Register here.

2020 Hill Day at Home

In lieu of its usual Hill Day in Washington DC, the National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting Hill Day at Home June 23 and 24.

Details here.

15 Movies About Race and Racism For Kids

Corinne Sullivan
Talking to your kids about race is essential, but difficult. If you want to start a dialogue about racial prejudice, these 15 kid-friendly movies about race may help.

For Mothers Of Black Children With Disabilities, Living With Twice The Fear

Allison Norlian
Kim Kaisers son was 10 years old when she first spoke with him about the challenges hed face as a black man with disabilities.

Toolkit: National Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs The National Academy for State Health Policy

2 Monument Square, Suite 910 Portland, Maine 04101

The National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) define the core components of a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN. Nearly 20 percent of US children under age 18 have special health care needs.

Overview: United States vs. Mississippi

Bradley E. Heard

The U.S. Department of Justice released this fact sheet on June 16, 2020 summarizing U.S. vs Mississippi, as well as how you can get in touch with them if you'd like to provide information in this case.