Silent Auction Just in Time for the Holidays!

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The Holiday Silent Auction was a success!! Check back in January 2015 for more exciting items! If you have something you would like to contribute to the silent auction, please contact: Donna Shaw at 803-772-5210 or donna.shaw@fedfamsc.org. Happy Holidays and thanks for supporting Children’s Mental Health!!

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Hiring in Charleston!!

Please see the announcement below and contact Belinda Pearson-Barber at belinda.pearson@fedfamsc.org or 866-779-0402. Continue reading

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School Climate and Discipline

At the White House Summit on Early Education, Secretaries Burwell and Duncan announced the release of a policy statement on expulsion and suspension practices in early learning settings. Exclusionary discipline practices occur at high rates in early learning settings, and at even higher rates for young boys of color. The effort, part of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, encourages states, early childhood programs, and families to partner in preventing, reducing, and eventually eliminating the expulsion and suspension of young children from early learning programs. As part of this commitment, Secretary Burwell announced that HHS will dedicate $4 million toward early childhood mental health consultation services to prevent this troubling practice and to help all children thrive in early learning settings.

Early Learning Settings

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/school-discipline/index.html

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Researchers call for more prescriber education – NIH-funded study

Many patients with first-episode psychosis receive medications that do not comply with recommended guidelines for first-episode treatment , researchers have found. Current guidelines emphasize low doses of antipsychotic drugs and strategies for minimizing the side effects that might contribute to patients stopping their medication. A study finds that almost 40 percent of people with first-episode psychosis in community mental health clinics across the country might benefit from medication treatment changes.

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2014 Holiday Safety Tips and Mental Health Tips

 

The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe and happy holiday season, here are some safety and mental health tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Please feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety for any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of the source.

 

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