Part-time position available: Staff Support and Bookkeeping

25 hours per week assisting staff with coordinating trainings and travel. Assist director with bookkeeping, data collection, and reporting of state and federal grants. Must have excellent understanding and ability of Microsoft programs. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to multi-task. The office is located in the St Andrews area of Columbia.

Resumes will only be accepted by e-mail to Please share your experience in the areas of need and your salary requirements.

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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 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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Back to School Bash: Greenville Family & Youth Network

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10 Things You Should Know About Minority Mental Health

By Alyse Ruriani

July is Minority Mental Health Month! It is dedicated to creating awareness and discussion about mental health in minority communities, in order to increase their access to mental health care and treatment. We know that mental illness affects everyone despite their differences, so we want everyone to work towards equality among mental health care.

Here are 10 facts about Minority Mental Health to get you thinking. Read and then join the discussion on social media using #MMHM.

1. Teenage Latinas are more likely to commit suicide than female teens from any other racial group. (2012 CDC Report)
Learn more/get involved: National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health

2. Less than 1 in 11 Latinos with mental disorders contact mental health  care specialists. (2001 Surgeon General Report)
Learn more/get involved: The National Latino Behavioral Health Association 

3. The suicide rate for adolescent Native Americans is 2-5 times the rate for whites in the same age group. (Office of Minority Mental Health)
Learn more/get involved: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health Continue reading

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Video Games to Improve Focus in Children who have ADHD

3 Video Games that Build Better Thinking by Randy Kulman, PhD

Video games aren’t all bad! Check out these three expert-recommended video games to help your ADHD child improve focus, concentration, and planning skills.

Are you concerned that your eight-year-old’s video game play is turning his mind to mush? I get it. But what if I told you that playing Minecraft and other skill-building video games might actually improve his focus, working memory, and other executive functions? Continue reading

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