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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The Importance of Play

I remember the days of being outside to play from sunup to sunset.  Do you? This freestyle play required creativity and forced the development of social skills and negotiating skills.  This article, based on research, validates what my parents and grandparents already knew…..that playing is essential. Do you agree?

The Importance of Play

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What Time is it? It is Back to School Time!

August signals the start of a new school year and is often a time of excitement for many families. But, for many families, it is a time of dread, because the phone calls home and the discipline referrals will resume.  As I read the article titled, The Danger of Back to School, I wondered if there would be fewer discipline referrals and fewer calls home if there was less micromanagement of students.  The author also noted that visits to the emergency room increased once school resumed.  Is there a connection? Read the article and share your thoughts.

The Danger of Back to School

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