Job Opening at Federation of Families of SC

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

 

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 caregiving 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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What Time is it? It is time to say the “S” Word!

Survivors of Suicide….or Those Left Behind

Suicide is a word that many don’t want to hear nor speak about, but it is a major, preventable mental health problem.  The alleged suicide of Robin Williams is another opportunity to promote awareness of mental health challenges, and to  become familiar with the warning signs and where to go for help.  Contact us to find out more about the Mental Health First Aid training that we offer.

Emergency Medical Services 911
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline  1-877-SAMHSA7

For those left behind, the survivors of suicide, there is a range of emotions that are experienced. Katie Hurley is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert who shares her first-hand experience as a survivor; her father completed suicide.  

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What time is it? It is time to recognize the benefits of clinical research.

NIH Depression Research Studies Enrolling Participants Nationwide

Call about eligibility to participate in depression research studies.

Is Your Depression Hard to Treat?

Experiencing thoughts of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, worthlessness, lacking interest in everyday activities you once enjoyed?

NIH researchers seek depressed persons between the ages of 18-65 for participation in several brain imaging and medication studies that are evaluating how experimental medications (ketamine, riluzole & scopolamine) may reduce symptoms rapidly. Participation includes 1-4 visits, psychiatric interviews, medical history, physical exam, blood and other medical tests.  Some studies are conducted on an outpatient basis, others on an inpatient basis. Participants must be free of other serious medical conditions. Research evaluations and medications are provided at no cost.

The studies are conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. There is no cost to participate. We enroll eligible participants locally and from around the country. Travel arrangements are provided and costs covered by NIMH (arrangements vary by distance and by specific study). After completing the study participants receive short-term follow-up care while transitioning back to a provider. Atendemos pacientes de habla hispana.

First Steps to Participate in Research:

  • Call NIMH
  • Learn Study Details
  • Be Evaluated for Eligibility
  • Consent to Participate

Call: 1-877-MIND-NIH (1-877-646-3644), TTY: 1-866-411-1010

E-mail: moodresearch@mail.nih.gov

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/labs-at-nimh/join-a-study/adults/adults-depression.shtml

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What time is it? It is time for Leadership Training!

The Federation of Families of South Carolina would like to extend an invitation to you to join us in Columbia for our two day leadership training, Friday, September 19, through Saturday, September 20, 2014.

In this training you will be provided with:

  • information regarding the principles of family-driven and youth-guided care
  • knowledge of how families in your community can become leaders in this national movement
  • information on organizing your own family support network
  • knowledge to enhance your advocacy skills
  • information on enhancing communication skills
  • updates on what is taking place in South Carolina regarding the mental health of children and youth

We will provide free training, meals, lodging, and a stipend for transportation. Space is very limited and the training and associated costs will be provided on a “first come, first served”, basis.

Application Packet 2014 PDF

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