The Ally 2/10/21: New Partnerships, Opportunities and Things to Learn
Even though it's still early February and more cold weather is on the way, there's been a spirit of newness around our office since the month began. We are excited to welcome our new Office Manager, Jacquelynn Taylor, and hope all of you will enjoy getting to know her as much as we have.
We look forward to new opportunities with our state partners to reestablish the Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth and ensure a responsive system of care for children in Mississippi.Our Child Find focus this month has given us new ideas of ways to partner with families and school systems to address the very real issues families often face.
We started February with a commitment to seeing Black History through a year-round lens of new ways of thinking rather than a month-long observation.We appreciate the thoughts of our board president, George Stewart, about what this focus means to him.
What records are important? What is FERPA? How do I request copies of my child's records? How do I stay organized? How long should it take to get the copies I requested? These are five commonly asked questions when parents get ready to attend IEP meetings. This presentation will provide answers and links to other resources.
This webinar gives families practical information about childrens behavioral health and why its an important part of health. It also helps families know if their child might benefit from extra support and how to find the right kind of help if they would.
The term 'System of Care' is often used to describe mental health approaches and is actually mandated in Mississippi state law. This webinar explains what system of care means and what families should be able to expect if that approach is offered to them.
Overall, mental health conditions occur in Black and African American (B/AA) people in America at about the same or less frequency than in White Americans. However, the historical Black and African American experience in America has and continues to be characterized by trauma and violence more often than for their White counterparts and impacts emotional and mental health of both youth and adults.