Update on 'U.S. vs Mississippi' Mental Health Lawsuit

Earlier this month was the one-year anniversary of Judge Carlton Reeves' ruling in the mental health lawsuit against Mississippi.

Early Childhood Focus Groups -There's Still Time to Give Your Input


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.

Working Together to Prevent Suicide


In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, we offer a number of resources inside and outside of Mississippi we use to work together toward discussing and preventing suicide.

Virtual Family Support Meeting - Sept. 17


Famliy support meeting for parents or caregivers raising a child to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns, and support one another.

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Virtual Focus Group - Sept. 17, 18, 22


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.

Register here - Sept. 17 >>

Register here - Sept. 18 >>

Register here - Sept. 22 >>

Family Leadership Opportunities for Mississippi's System of Care


We invite all of the family members who have completed training to join Families as Allies' new monthly leadership group, starting Sept. 23rd.

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2020 Virtual Trauma Informed Care Conference - Sept. 22-24


2020 Virtual Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference "There is HOPE! Thriving After the Storm."

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Hope Rising for Suicide Prevention - Sept. 26


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.

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Special Education Law Conference & CLE - Sept. 28


The Special Education Law Conference and CLE is offered by the Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities in September 2020.

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Facebook Live - 9/30/20 - Families as Allies


Join us each fifth Wednesday for a Facebook Live conversation about Families as Allies and how we can help you.


NFFCMH 2020 Virtual Mini-Conference: Nov. 10 and 12

Workshops addressing peer support, family/youth leadership, co-occurring mental health/substance use disorders, trauma-informed services.

Data Mining Your School District, Oct. 3


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.

Coronavirus Disease and Oral Health


Information for Parents About Promoting Good Oral Health at Home (PDF).

Open Mic: Virtual Style!

Kameo D. Allen

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).