Special Education Advisory Panel Meets Virtually Wednesday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) of the Mississippi Department of Education meets by Zoom this Wednesday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

'What Not to Expect' - Stacey Spiehler

Stacey Spiehler talks about what 'not to expect' when you have a child with challenges and life can feel like bricks piling up on your back.

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is May 2-8, 2021

'Flip the Script' is the theme of this year's Children's Mental Health Awareness Week running from May 2-8, 2021.

Video: "Leaders Leading Leaders" - Families as Allies Leadership Training

Haley Pridmore and Jackie Easley spoke to the Families as Allies team about their experience in leadership training.

Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act: After High School - April 30

IDEA or 504 services in high school do not guarantee eligibility for accommodations in post-secondary education.

Section 504, ADAA and Children with Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs: What Parents Need to Know - April 30

This presentation will provide parents with information to help them understand the law and what it means to their child.

Virtual Leadership Training - April 29 and 30

This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance.

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Education and Mental Health During COVID-19: How are the Children and Caregivers Doing, Really? - April 30

Webinar Series Discussing the Effects of COVID 19 SAMHSA-sponsored webinars presented by the National Federation of Families

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week - Flip the Script Live - May 4

National Federation of Families will host a live fireside chat style event during which a small group of leaders from national organizations focused on childrens and youth mental health will share their thoughts on this years theme "Flip the Script on Mental Health" and how it applies to their work.

NAMI Mississippi's 2021 State Conference - May 26-29

The theme this year: Adequate Self CareTransformation, Motivation and Essentials.

2021 Virtual Mississippi Disability Megaconference - June 17

Held virtually this year with speakers Gabe Adams; Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH; Julio Cespedes of UMMC; and Rachel Daniels, LCSW.

'Cultural Humility' Key to Healing Racial Trauma, Psychiatrist Says

The widespread publicization of violent police encounters with Black people combined with the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 deaths on the Black community is fuel for psychological trauma.

The Top 10 Psychologist Recommended Books of 2021

Psychologists everywhere have noticed an uptick in children experiencing anxiety, stress, confusion, and other issues that have come as a result of 2020. No parent wants to see their child struggle with such hard emotions.

Parents Want Schools To Face Burden Of Proof In IEP Disputes

Since the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the burden of proof in IEP disputes falls on parents, some states have pinned the responsibility to defend their points of view on schools instead.