The Federation of Families of SC is hiring new staff! Please click on each link to learn more. Please send all resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Youth Specialists (3 positions- Charleston, Florence and Greenville-one per region)
May 1-7, 2016 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!
The Federation of Families of SC will be holding its annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Rally at the Capitol (North steps) at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4th. We hope you will join us in raising awareness around the importance of children’s mental health! Get the flyer.
Awareness Week Poster Art Contest
Every year, an art contest is held to select art work for the Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Poster. This year’s theme is “I Matter; You Matter.” There will be a $100 prize for the winning art work, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Submissions due April 8th! Learn more about how to enter.
Living Better Today for a Brighter Tomorrow
The Federation’s annual family and youth conference will be April 15th-16th at White Oak Conference Center. A limited number of scholarships are still available. Read the criteria to attend.
Bystanders can help limit the hurtful effects of cyberbullying
This StopBullying.gov blog post provides questions adults can pose to young people as conversation starters about cyberbulling and the kinds of strategies they can use as bystanders who witness online forms for bullying. http://www.stopbullying.gov/blog/2016/07/25/bystanders-can-help-limit-hurtful-effects-cyberbullying
Understanding Child Trauma
This brochure gives parents and caregivers an overview of the types of traumatic stress that commonly affect children and details on the effects these events have on their physical and psychological health. It includes a list of resources for assisting with recovery. http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Understanding-Child-Trauma/All-New-Products/SMA15-4923
National Institute of Child and Human Development experts provide tips on how to encourage lifelong learning in children using math, language, and reading skills. Click on the link to learn more.