Video: The Hinds County MAP Team - Families as Allies

Families as Allies is pleased to be the coordinator of the Hinds County Making a Plan (MAP) Team, which brings together families and many different organizations to provide services and supports designed to help keep children and youth in their homes and communities and help them return from institutions successfully.

Mississippi and U.S. Submit Monitoring Proposals

The State of Mississippi and the U.S. Department of Justice submitted monitoring proposals to Judge Carlton Reeves in U.S. vs Mississippi.

Join Us for a Virtual Parent Café on August 31!

A Parent Café is a physically and emotionally safe space for parents and caregivers to talk about raising a family.

Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting Notice - Aug. 18

The Special Education Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents - Aug. 18

Join other parents for a monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support other parents in any system.

Providing Peer Support in Crisis Services - Aug. 18

Join Cheryl Gagne on Wednesday, August 18 for a free webinar on peer support for people experiencing crisis.

Board of Mental Health Meeting - Aug. 19

The Board of Mental Health will hold an in-person meeting on Aug 19.

Mississippi State Board of Education - Aug. 19

Watch the live stream of the Mississippi State Board of Education board meeting.

Virtual: Bring Your IEP and Other School Questions - Aug. 19

This hour is open for any family member to drop in for all or some of the time to ask questions or get feedback about IEP issues and other school situations.

Live at the Virtual Barbershop: Supporting Black Students in the Classroom - Aug. 27

Join African-American male leaders from the sector as they explore the relevance of the U.S. education system to the needs of the Black community.

Parent Café - Aug. 31

Participants explore their strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies to help strengthen their families.

Best Practices for Suicide Prevention to Postvention - Aug. 31

Join Relias and the National Council for this important conversation on suicide and the best practices for prevention.

Mississippi Trauma-Informed Care Virtual Conference - Sept. 22

Participate in up to 8 Keynotes and 15 Breakout Sessions encourage new coping strategies and resiliency for service providers during this three day conference.

2021 Virtual NFFCMH Conference - November 4-6

Join this conference with the National Federation of Families featuring great workshops and speakers to educate and empower families.

New TV Series Spotlights Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

The production company behind reality shows like "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and "Born This Way" is set to debut a new series following four entrepreneurs with various disabilities.

TA Coalition Webinar: The Work of SAMHSA's Statewide Family Networks in the Lives of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and their Families

NASMHPD will work with states, federal partners, and stakeholders to promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency for individuals with mental health conditions or co-occurring mental health and substance related disorders across all ages and cultural groups, including: youth, older persons, veterans and their families, and people under the jurisdiction of the court.

In court filings, Mississippi signals intent to appeal mental health ruling

TUPELO Both attorneys representing Mississippi and the Department of Justice are asking a federal judge to name the current court-appointed special master to oversee improvements to the states mental health.

School-Based COVID-19 Testing Initiative - Mississippi State Department of Health

The Mississippi State Department of Health, with the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), is supporting voluntary asymptomatic screening testing for COVID-19 in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) school settings.