Hiring in Charleston!!

Please see the announcement below and contact Belinda Pearson-Barber at belinda.pearson@fedfamsc.org or 866-779-0402. Continue reading

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Job Opening at Federation of Families of SC

Part time position available for parents raising (or having raised) a child with behavioral health needs.

The Federation of Families of SC is seeking a parent who has had the primary caregiver experience in raising a child with behavioral health needs. Please see the description below, if you meet the criteria and are interested please contact me via e-mail regarding your interest and background. jenah.cason@fedfamsc.org.

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HRSA awards $51.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support mental health and substance abuse treatment

This year, more than 400 Health Centers nationwide have received HHS funding to add or expand access to mental health and substance abuse services

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., today announced $51.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support 210 health centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to establish or expand behavioral health services for nearly 440,000 people nationwide.  Earlier this year, HHS awarded $54.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding for 223 other health centers to expand behavioral health services. Health centers use these new funds to hire new mental health professionals, add mental health and substance use disorder health services, and employ integrated models of primary care.

“Today’s awards will give health centers the ability to improve access and care for individuals in need of mental health services,” said HRSA Administrator Wakefield. “These funds support the Administration’s focus on improving recognition of and responding to the mental health needs of people nationwide.”

The Affordable Care Act expands mental health and substance use disorder benefits and federal parity protections for approximately 60 million Americans. HHS is also supporting health centers’ efforts to integrate behavioral health services into primary care.

Today, nearly 1,300 health centers operate more than 9,200 service delivery sites that provide care to over 21.7 million patients in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. In 2013, health centers saw over 1.2 million behavioral health patients.

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The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.

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Georgetown National TA Center for Children’s Mental Health offering free web-based trauma informed care resources.

The Georgetown University, National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and JBS International, Inc. recently completed a new free online tool entitled, Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources. The tool aims to support state and local decision-makers, administrators, providers, parents, and youth and family advocates to become more trauma informed. It includes video interviews, issue briefs, key resources and links that will be updated monthly to keep up with new developments in the field.

  • This FREE tool is now live and available for your use.
  • Warning - This resource is highly engaging, comprehensive and adaptable to a wide range of audiences. Users should plan on immersing themselves in some pretty remarkable content. Kick your shoes off and stay awhile – it is that good!


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FREE Training: IEP Workshop in Lexington County

Individual Education Program Workshop (IEP)
For Parents and others of Children with Special Needs
Presented By: Parent Reaching Out to Parents Of South Carolina
PRO*Parents of South Carolina

Presenter: Judy Nichols​
Regional Education Coordinator
Monday, January 12, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lexington County Library – Chapin
129 N.W. Columbia Ave
Chapin, SC 29036

The IEP process
Development and Contents of the IEP
Parents Rights

Seating is limited. Register on line @ www.proparents.org
Call 1-800-759-4776 or (803) 772-5688


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