Hiring in Florence!

The Federation of Families of SC is seeking to employ a preferred full-time Parenting Peer Support Provider. The Federation is seeking a parent/caregiver who has had the primary caregiving responsibility raising a child with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter sharing your lived experience raising a child with behavioral health needs to Belinda Pearson-Barber at belinda.pearson@fedfamsc.org. Continue reading

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The Federation of Families of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization established to serve the families of children with any degree of emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorder. The services and programs offered by the Federation are designed to meet the individual and varying needs of families around the state. Through support networks, educational materials, publications, conferences/workshops and other activities, the Federation provides many avenues of support for families of children with emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorders.

We value:

  • Each child and the importance of his/her family
  • The unique needs of families
  • Acceptance
  • A family-driven organization
  • Professionals’ skills and how they apply to our families
  • Collaboration
  • Access to support and needed services
  • Cultural competency


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Psychological Treatments for Youth with Severe Irritability

When children have severe irritability and temper outbursts, they can be so cranky or angry that it leads to problems at home, in school, and with friends. This is called Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and there have been no psychological treatments developed specifically for children with this problem. Researchers think two forms of therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpretation Bias Training (IBT), might help children with DMDD.

Objective: To test two whether IBT and CBT can decrease severe irritability in children and youth.

Eligibility: Children 8-17 years old with DMDD. Their symptoms must have started before age 10.

Learn more: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02531893?recr=Open&no_unk=Y&spons=nimh&cntry1=NA%3AUS&cntry2=NA%3AUS&state1=NA%3AUS%3ASC&state2=NA%3AUS%3AMD&age=0&fund=0&rank=5


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Parent & Caregiver Leadership Training

LT Announcement for Website revised

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Regional Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training!

September 24th at the Pee Dee Mental Health Center.

Registration begins at 8 am. View the flyer for more details.

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