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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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We’re Hiring!

The Federation of Families of SC is hiring new staff! Please submit all resumes to

Regional Positions:

Columbia PSP job posting

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Register for our Student-Directed IEP Training!

We are so excited to announce that online registration is now available for our Student-Directed IEP Training! This very special two-day training is designed exclusively for middle school students and high school students with an IEP who want to learn how to be prepared to lead their own meetings. This training will be held Monday, 12/18 and Tuesday, 12/19 in Columbia. Youth will identify their own strengths and opportunities for growth. Students in attendance will construct their own goals and a plan to effectively attain them while considering obstacles to those goals and how best to deal with setbacks. Students will be able to effectively communicate these goals to various attendees in a clear and respectable manner. Structured activities will be available for siblings ages 6 and older.
This training is free but advanced registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Click here to register now or call us at 803-772-5210/toll-free 866-779-0402 for more information and criteria to attend.

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#GivingTuesday is Only One Week Away! Join the Movement and Give Back 11/28!

We have joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. We have two days for getting deals- Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, you can help us give back to children and youth with behavioral, emotional, mental health and/or substance use challenges and their families. All year round, the Federation of Families of South Carolina is devoted to providing trainings, support and resources to children and their families and ultimately empowering them to actively use their voices. Help us celebrate the opening day of the giving season! Visit to show how you will give!

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