We’re Hiring!

The Federation of Families of SC is hiring new staff! Please click on each link to learn more. Please send all resumes to jenah.cason@fedfamsc.org.

Regional Positions
Regional Youth Specialist (Florence region)

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Check out these events!

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.

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Suicide in Elementary School-Aged Children and Early Adolescents

*From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Suicide in elementary school–aged children is not well studied, despite a recent increase in the suicide rate among US black children. The objectives of this study were to describe characteristics and precipitating circumstances of suicide in elementary school–aged children relative to early adolescent decedents and identify potential within-group racial differences.

Click here to continue reading the study

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NIMH Webinar: Mental Health Research: What You Need to Know- Monday, 1/23, 1:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. ET

Clinical research is medical research that involves people like you! People volunteer to participate in carefully conducted investigations that may ultimately uncover better ways to treat, prevent, diagnose, and understand human disease such as mental illnesses. Join Kalene DeHaut, LCSW, of the National Institute of Mental Health for this webinar on clinical research. Learn about the basics of clinical research-what it is, why it’s important, key research concepts, and steps to take if you, a family member, or a client is interested in participating in clinical research.

Click here to register for the webinar!

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Getting Familiar with ESSA

The Center on Technology and Disability’s latest quick guide, Education Technology in the Every Student Succeeds Act, identifies the ways that ESSA can foster the enhancement of teaching and learning through the effective use of assistive and instructional technology. Find a variety of resources to support state and local leaders in your efforts to leverage technology to advance equal educational opportunities.

Looking for some quick resources? Download and share these infographics today:

Every Student Succeeds Act: Students with Disabilities Front and Center

Breakdown of Technology Funding: ESSA, Title IV, Part A

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