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, 2017 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 3rd. We hope you will join us in raising awareness around the importance of children’s mental health! CMHAW Rally Save the Date

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 “Messengers of Hope”. There will be a $100 prize for the winning art work, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Submissions due March 17th! Click here to learn more!

 

Annual Family & Youth Conference: Ignite Your Life  

The Federation’s annual family and youth conference will be March 25th-March 26th at White Oak Conference Center. A limited number of scholarships are still available. Please register at https://ignite-your-life.eventbrite.com/, or contact us to receive a registration packet in the mail.

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Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt Named Honorary Chairpersons for SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2017

From SAMHSA February 14, 2017

Olympic champions Michael Phelps, the world’s most decorated Olympian, and Allison Schmitt, an eight–time Olympic medalist, are partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over the next year to focus attention on the needs of children, youth, and young adults who experience behavioral health disorders, such as mental illnesses and addictions. Phelps and Schmitt will serve as Honorary Chairpersons of SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2017 national event: “Partnering for Help and Hope.” Teammates and personal friends, Phelps and Schmitt have spoken candidly about their respective struggles with behavioral health and how they have supported each other through difficult times. The duo will collaborate with SAMHSA to promote children’s behavioral health initiatives.

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Study Finds One in Four High School E-Cigarette Users Have Tried “Dripping”

From NIH

A study of high school students found that one in four teens reported using e-cigarettes for “dripping,” a practice in which users produce and inhale vapors by placing drops of e-liquids directly onto heated atomizer coils. In a survey of 1,080 Connecticut high school students who used e-cigarettes, 26.1 percent of students reported this behavior. The survey found students engaged in dripping to produce thicker clouds of vapor, improve flavors, and produce a stronger throat hit. The research was funded by NIDA and the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products.

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In Brief: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Guide For Healthcare Providers

This resource explains the emergence and purpose of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and describes how PDMP use can enhance clinical decision making. It discusses how PDMPs improve individual patient safety while also helping decrease prescription drug misuse and unintentional overdose deaths.
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