Families as Allies Interview: Javarius Jones

Executive Director Joy Hogge visits with Javarius Jones, a Families as Allies intern and student at Jackson State University.

Learn More About Procedural Safeguards: Evaluation

The Procedural Safeguards describe the rights of families and children related to special education; this month we focus on Evaluation.

Leadership Training Coming Your Way March 25 and 26

This virtual training on March 25 and 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. is for parents, caregivers and staff interested in serving in leadership roles.

Judge Reeves Issues Follow-Up Order to February 22 Status Conference

Judge Carlton Reeves has issued a follow-up order to the status conference that was held on February 22nd, 2021 in U.S. v Mississippi.

Addressing the Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Children with Serious Emotional Disorders - March 3

Since March 2020, children across the country have been isolated at home participating in distance learning. The impacts academically, socially and emotionally have been staggering, particularly for children with pre-existing serious emotional disorders and their families. 

Virtual Family Support Meeting - March 4

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 - Procedural Safeguards: Evaluation - March 5

This webinar goes over the steps for a child who is being evaluated for special education services and how families can make this request.

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Multicultural Perspectives for the Mental Health Professional - March 5

Multicultural Perspectives for the Mental Health Professional featuring Dr. Linda Vasquez.

Families, Make Your Voices Heard: An Introduction to Advocacy Webinar - March 10

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) and Partnership to End Addiction invite you to join us to learn how you can advocate for policies that support families and individuals impacted by mental health and substance use.

Building Protective Factors to Buffer Stress and Promote Parent Well-being - March 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.


The Mississippi Department of Human Services manages programs to assist Mississippi consumers in payment of utility bills (in certain circumstances). 

New WHO expert group to identify gaps and solutions to the mental health impacts of COVID-19

“At the beginning of the pandemic, I struggled a lot. I had to start taking antidepressants. I didn’t see anyone because I was scared, even if I was only going to the supermarket ... I started seeing people again slowly but it is still hard sometimes because I feel as if I am locked between four walls and cannot go anywhere. And that causes me a lot of anxiety. Having my friends close by helps me cope.”

City of Jackson Non-Potable (Flushing) Water Distribution Locations - Jackson, MS

The City of Jackson is announcing the following locations for non-potable water for Saturday, February 27, 2021.