Joy Hogge Column on 'US v Mississippi' in the Northside Sun

In this article, Dr. Joy Hogge explains the US v. Mississippi case on mental health discrimination and where the issue stands now.

US and State of Mississippi File Their Responses to Special Master's Report

Both parties in US v. Mississippi have filed their responses to Dr. Hogan's special master report in the ongoing mental health case.

If Your Child is Currently In MYPAC and You Have Questions

MYPAC as a program will not exist after July 1, but the same level of care and support should still be available for your child and family.

Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth (ICCCY) Reconvenes

We are delighted to share with you that the Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth (ICCCY) met on Tuesday, June 22. The ICCCY is designated in state law to oversee and coordinate the system of care for childrens mental health.

Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting Notice - June 23

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

Get the Scoop on What the Hinds County MAP Team and NFusion Metro has to Offer - June 23

Families as Allies and NFusion cosponsor this event in NFusion Metro Parking Lot, 1815 Hospital Drive, Jackson, MS. Meet all of the Hinds County MAP Team members and the NFusion Metro staff and enjoy a delicious scoop of ice cream!

Virtual Leadership Training - June 24 & June 25

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

MSPTI- Steps for Success: Making IEP Meetings Work - June 25

Join the MSPTI to learn how you can avoid some of the most common hurdles and how to have more productive IEP meetings and better outcomes for your child.

Medical Care Advisory Committee Meeting - Division of Medicaid - June 25

The Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) will meet on June 25th at 1 PM.

Car Seat Check Up Event - June 27

Call for an appointment to have your child's seat checked by a certified technician and to be fitted for a seat, if qualified. 

MSPTI- Parent Advocacy Academy (Part 2) - June 28

Join the MSPTI for a two-part advocacy academy that will provide you with the tools to understand the special education process.

Free Virtual Screening of the Documentary "Mysteries of Mental Illness" - June 29

Join Mississippi Public Broadcasting and some of the states top mental health leaders for a free virtual screening of the documentary Mysteries of Mental Illness at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29.

Families as Allies - Facebook Live - June 30

Every fifth Wednesday Families as Allies holds a Facebook Live event to let you know what we've been doing and what we're planning.

Hearing on Remedies in the United States of America v. The State of Mississippi - July 12

The Hearing on Remedies in the United States of America v. The State of Mississippi will be on July 12th at 9am in courtroom 5B before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves.

10 Things to Know about the Expanded Child Tax Credit 

Lawmakers have temporarily expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC) available to families with children in 2021. This policy is anticipated to reduce child poverty by nearly half.

State, DOJ debate merits of external monitor in ongoing mental health lawsuit

JACKSON The question of whether an outside monitor should evaluate Mississippis compliance with a federal court order remains a major point of contention in the states ongoing litigation with

State disputes several components of special master's plan in mental health case

In a filing in federal court, the state argues that the some of the recommendations of the special master's plan will be too costly and that the court needs to provide specific conditions for the five-year legal battle over the stat

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Mysteries of Mental Illness

Join Mississippi Public Broadcasting and some of the states top mental health leaders for a free virtual screening of the documentary Mysteries of Mental Illness at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. A live panel discussion reviewing conditions, treatments and more will follow. Online attendees can ask questions during the event.