Shop Amazon today and help support Children’s Mental Health!

Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Federation Of Families Of South Carolina. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/57-1092757.

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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
Parenting Peer Support Provider (Greenville Region)
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 24th! Click here to learn more!

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National Minority Health Month April 2017: Bridging Health Equity Across Communities

During National Minority Health Month, the Office of Mental Health will join with its partners in raising awareness about efforts across health, education, justice, housing, transportation, and employment sectors to address the factors known as the social determinants of health-environmental, social, and economic conditions that impact health. Visit the OMH website to learn more about the National Minority Health Month and sign up for the National Minority Health Month topic on its email list to be notified about the new tools and resources to support #NMHM17 events and programs.

Click here for more information!

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Webinar: What To Do (and not do) When Children Are Anxious

Caregivers play a vital role in helping a child manage anxiety. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say and do when a child is anxious. This NIMH webinar will offer the practical strategies to help caregivers and children break the cycle of anxiety. Participants will learn how to present important concepts about the nature and causes of anxiety, effective ways to change unhelpful thinking, how to face feared situations in a gradual, manageable way, and how to identify and change the cycle of accommodating anxiety within the family.

Click here to register!

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Register for the April 2017 Palmetto Coordinated System of Care Webinar Series!

It’s time to register for the April 2017 Palmetto Coordinated System of Care Monthly Webinar Series- hosted by Family Connection of SC!

This webinar, High Fidelity Wraparound: Leveling the Playing Field for Families, will be held Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. This exciting webinar will explain how High Fidelity Wraparound fits into the Palmetto Coordinated System of Care and how the Continuum of Care uses the wraparound care coordination process to better engage and encourage families as they learn to build a supportive team and address the unmet needs that may be causing a risk of out of home placement. The presentation will last about an hour, with plenty of time at the end for any questions.

Please click this link to register today!

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