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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Brain Changes in Children and Adolescents with Behavioral Problems

Join a Research Study: Behavioral Problems in Children

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-594-8705 [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].

This study examines differences in social- and emotion-related brain activity in children and adolescents with disruptive behavior and conduct problems. All participants receive a cognitive and psychiatric screening. Those that are considered for further inclusion may participate in a second clinical interview. Participants selected for the study may do computer activities either on a laptop or inside an MRI scanner.

If your child is age 10-18, is medically healthy, has behavioral problems (like disruptiveness, anger, or aggression), and does not feel bad or guilty when they do something wrong, he or she may be eligible for the study.

Source: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/labs-at-nimh/join-a-study/trials/childrens-studies/brain-changes-in-children-and-adolescents-with-behavioral-problems.shtml


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June Parent Peer Support Provider Training

SAVE THE DATE: June 12-14, 2015 in Columbia, SC

Parent Peer Support Provider training is designed for those who have “lived experience” actively involved in raising a child, youth, or emerging adult, with emotional, developmental, behavioral, substance abuse or mental health challenges and concerns. The goal of the 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 parents/caregivers with “lived experience” who have navigated various systems in working with their own family. Continue reading

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