Nikki Flippins: As a Woman and a Mom ...

Reflections from Nikki Flippins during Women's History Month...

On May 17, 2005, I became a mom. It wasn't in the traditional way, because I adopted my 5-year-old daughter; nonetheless, I became a mom, just the same.

When the School Calls ... and Your Mom Heart Aches

Reflections from Joy Hogge during Womens History Month

I recently watched the movie Sunshine Cleaning. I was moved by it, but its an unusual movie and may not be to everyone's liking. It centers around a mom who starts a business to clean up crime scenes and other places where people have died.

Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth (ICCCY) Update - Families as Allies

We shared with you last month how appreciative we are that Wendy Bailey, the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, approached Families as Allies about working together to reestablish the Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth (ICCCY).

Virtual Family Support Meeting - 3/11

Family 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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Webinar: What Can I Do To Support My Child's Mental Health? - 3/12

This webinar recognizes the importance of families to their child's mental health and gives helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

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Building Protective Factors to Buffer Stress and Promote Parent Well-being - 3/15

Building Protective Factors to Buffer Stress and Promote Parent Well-being webinar hosted by the National Early Childhood Family Network in partnership with the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association.

What is a System of Care and How Does the Interagency Coordinating Council for Children and Youth Fit Into It? - 3/19

This webinar explains the infrastructure of Mississippi's system of care and the laws that tell how it is supposed to function.

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Virtual Leadership Training - March 2021 - 3/25 & 3/26

This training is for parents, caregivers and professionals who are interested in learning to serve on decision-making groups and committees.

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7 Staycation Ideas If Coronavirus Canceled Your Spring Break Plans

COVID-19 has squashed travel plans and large group gatherings, but it doesn't mean you can't mentally escape for some fun with your family. Consider one of these safe staycation alternatives for kids of all ages.

I'm A Mom Of A Child With Special Needs.And I'm So Tired

The exhaustion is relentless, and it comes from not only advocating and caring for my child, but dealing unsolicited advice on how to best help them.

Federal judge orders state to submit plan for improving mental health services

TUPELO Mississippi could soon be one step closer to resolving its half-decade-long litigation with the U.S. Justice Department over the states troubled mental health system.