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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Parent Peer Support Provider Training

Parent Support Provider Training Announcement

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Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children Public Hearings

Senator Fair has scheduled four public hearings of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children. Please save the dates and plan to attend. If you cannot attend, please offer comments using the online submission form that will be live shortly or via mail to the Committee on Children 1600 Hampton St. Ste 502 Columbia SC 29208. If you plan to testify in person, you may sign up at the hearing. Comments will be heard on a first come, first serve basis. The time allotted for each speaker is 5 minutes, however, additional testimony is welcomed via mail or online.

Tuesday, October 6
5:00-7:30 Florence
Florence-Darlington Tech Main Campus
Fred C. Fore Auditorium
2715 West Lucas St. Florence, SC

Tuesday, October 13
5:00-7:30 Greenville
Greenville County Council Chambers
301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601

Wednesday, November 4
5:00-7:30 Charleston
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun St. Charleston SC 29401

Tuesday, November 17
4:30-7:30 Columbia
105 Gressette Building
Statehouse Grounds

The purpose of these public hearings is for the public to communicate important issues regarding children and make recommendations to leaders in the state. Historically, testimony at these hearings has offered significant contributions to the development of the Committee’s legislative agenda. Please feel free to distribute to those you feel are interested. We look forward to hearing from you this year.

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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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