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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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Registration for Surviving and Thriving is Still Available!

Attention parents and caregivers!

Do you feel like you have lost control?

Are you looking for new parenting styles to help you manage your child’s behavior?

Are you looking to connect with other parents who have learned how to survive and thrive?

Register for our dynamic training- Surviving and Thriving: Coping With Your Child’s Behavioral Health Needs And Managing Your Own Wellness! This training session will be held Saturday, February 17th in Beaufort, SC and is designed exclusively for parents and caregivers of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, substance use, or mental health challenges. Individuals who attend this training will be able to identify the stages of acceptance, recognize different parenting styles, manage power and control with positive parenting skills, embrace the importance of personal wellness, and enhance leadership and advocacy skills. The Federation of Families of SC provides on-going training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to empower you as you develop advocacy skills and prepare to serve on local, state, and national committees.

To ensure an optimal learning environment, all guests must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a parent or caregiver of a child with emotional, behavioral, or mental health and/or a substance use challenge.

2. Attend the training in its entirety.

3. Agree to provide the Federation of Families of SC with follow-up information regarding how the training has been beneficial to the child and family.

4. Be willing to attend the meetings of your local FFSC Family Support Network (FSN) or assist in starting one if none are available in your community.

5. Be willing to promote mental health awareness and family-driven care support.

Contact us for more information or click here to register!

803-772-5210/Toll-Free 866-779-0402

info@fedfamsc.org

www.fedfamsc.org

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Register today for our 2018 Parent Peer Support Provider Trainings

The Federation of Families of SC is hosting 2 dynamic two-day Parent Peer Support Provider Training sessions January 24th and 25th in Greenville, SC and April 14th and 21st in Charleston, SC. 

Parent Peer Support Providers:
1. Are primary caregivers (parents, grandparents, stepparents, foster parents, etc.) with lived experience raising a child with emotional, behavioral, mental health or substance use concerns
2. Assist families with identifying formal and informal supports
3. Reduce isolation of family members while promoting trust and hope
4. Provide families with skills needed to make informed decisions
The goal of this training is to equip family members with the skills needed to assist other families who can benefit from their lived experience. Families benefit from support and assistance from other caregivers with lived experience who have navigated various systems in working with their own family.
To ensure an optimal learning environment, all guests must meet the following criteria:
1. You must have lived experience parenting a child with emotional, behavioral, mental health and/or substance use disorders. (You may be asked to complete a Readiness Screening to determine if the Parent Peer Support Provider Training is appropriate for you).
2. You must attend the full training in order to receive the training certificate.
3. You must be willing to assist other families.
4. You must agree to provide the Federation of Families of SC with updates on how you have assisted families in order to receive credits towards provisional or national certification.
Registration fee: $10 (includes lunch for both days)
Are you ready to assist other families? Contact us for more information!
803-772-5210/Toll-Free 866-779-0402
Pheobe.malloy@fedfamsc.org

Online registration is also available here or download the registration packet 2018 PSP Training Registration Packet!

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We’re Hiring!

The Federation of Families of SC is hiring new staff! Please submit all resumes to Jenah.cason@fedfamsc.org

Regional Positions:

Columbia PSP job posting

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