We are hiring!

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

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Job Opening at Federation of Families of SC

Part time position available for parents raising (or having raised) a child with behavioral health needs.

The Federation of Families of SC is seeking a parent who has had the primary caregiver experience in raising a child with behavioral health needs. Please see the description below, if you meet the criteria and are interested please contact me via e-mail regarding your interest and background. jenah.cason@fedfamsc.org.

Position requirements: This position is based in the Columbia office. Individual must be (or have been) the primary caregiver of a child with behavioral health needs. Proficiency with Word and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is needed as at least 50% of the position will consist of maintaining the website and connecting through electronic methods, and social media. Must work from the Columbia office and have flexibility in schedule due to evening and weekend meetings with parents, and reliable transportation as some travel will be necessary.

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October is Cool for Mental Health Awareness!

Check out this list of Mental Health-related Awareness Events

Oct. 1-31: ADHD Awareness Month: http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/

Oct. 5-11: Mental Illness Awareness Week:                               http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=mental_illness_awareness_week

Oct. 7: National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding:                                                http://thecaringforce.org/events/entry/national-day-of-prayer-for-mental-illness-recovery-and-understanding

Oct. 9: National Depression Screening Day:           http://mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives

Oct. 10: National Bipolar Awareness Day: http://ibpf.org/

Oct. 10: Worldwide Mental Health Day:                   http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/

Oct. 13-19: OCD Awareness Week: http://ocfoundation.org/print.aspx?id=3112

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Bullies and Bystanders

Teaching kids what to do when they witness bullying or cyberbullying is the key to preventing it.

It is estimated that bullying and cyberbullying affect 30 percent of U.S. tweens and teens (ages 12 to 18), and many more witness it. Teaching kids how to respond to bullying and cyberbullying when they encounter it is the key to ending it, experts say.

Be Smart. Be Well. interviewed several leading anti-bullying authorities, along with dozens of high school students, for practical advice on what bystanders can do when they witness bullying, and how parents can talk to their kids about standing up to bullying as a bystander.

More about bullying facts, bystander facts, why bystanders are silent and tips that can help kids stand up, not stand by.

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Bullies and Bystanders: What the Experts Say

Bullying can take a serious toll on a young person’s physical and mental health. Young people who are victims of bullying and cyberbullying are more likely to experience depression and anxiety. Even when the bullying stops, victims can suffer negative health effects. And while not all young people who are bullied are at risk for suicide, research suggests that victims of bullying are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and attempt suicide.

Bullying victims also struggle academically. According to stopbullying.gov, kids who are subject to bullying and cyberbullying have decreased academic achievement (GPA and standardized test scores) and school participation. They also are more likely to miss, skip or drop out of school.

Hear from an anti-bullying expert on how kids can help prevent bullying.

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