This week's newsletter articles are about different topics but share common themes of how partnering with people receiving services and collaboration among systems can make things better for children, families and adults in Mississippi.
Two ways that Families as Allies supports these goals are by using the definition and values of family-driven practice to guide our work, and through ongoing leadership training to prepare families to serve on decision-making committees with policy makers. For those parents and caregivers who have completed this training, don't forget we will have our first monthly coaching and support session on September 23 at noon. You can register here.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Hope Rising is hosting a virtual Global Suicide Prevention Summit on September 26. We are excited that Families as Allies' Family Partner, Coreaner Price, will be a co-presenter. Mississippi States Department of Psychology and the Mississippi Department of Mental Health are co-hosting the Fourth Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium on Sept. 29.
To discuss early childhood needs we're conducting virtual focus group meetings in September for Mississippi parents and caregivers of children ages birth to five who have social, emotional or developmental challenges.
This focus group meeting is for Mississippi parents and caregivers (a caregiver is someone who is raising a child who is not the the child's parent) of children ages birth to 5 who have social, emotional or developmental challenges.
Hope Rising is a global suicide prevention virtual summit for people impacted by suicide and those who are passionate about preventing it. This uplifting event will provide inspiration, information and opportunities for collaboration that will help enhance suicide prevention and wellness in communities around the world.
Data Mining Your School District is the second of two sessions for parents, community leaders, and other community stakeholders who seek to understand how to find, interpret, and use data from schools and school districts.
Youth Move National, Pine Belt Chapter presents this open mic for youth, Tuesday, September 29th at 4:00 p.m. via ZOOM. Write a poem, rap, short speech or create a video on how 2020 has affected your life. (PDF).