FASD Conference 2014

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Save the Date! Committee on Children 2014 Public Hearings

Senator Fair has scheduled three public hearings of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children. Please save the dates and plan to attend or offer comments via mail or online. If you plan to testify in person, you may sign up at the hearing. Comments will be heard on a first come, first serve basis. The time allotted for each speaker is 5 minutes, however, additional testimony is welcomed via mail or online.

Monday, November 10
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Greenville County Council Chambers
301 University Ridge
Greenville, SC 29601

Thursday, November 13
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Joint Committee on Children meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Public hearing on family childcare homes and the four hour exemption to childcare facilities
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. General public hearing

Gressette Senate Office Building, Room 308
The Capital Complex
1101 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Wednesday, November 19
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Trident Technical College
Building 920
7000 Rivers Ave.
Charleston, SC 29423

The purpose of these public hearings is for the public to communicate important issues regarding children and make recommendations to leaders in the state. Historically, testimony at these hearings has offered significant contributions to the development of the Committee’s annual reports. We look forward to hearing from you this year.

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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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