Call for Youth Artists!!
Help raise awareness for children’s mental health and reduce stigma! Participate in the Youth MOVE SC Children’s Mental Health Awareness call for youth art work. Share your interpretation of what it means to bring mental health out of the shadows, expose stigma and shed a positive light on mental wellness. Youth art work will be displayed at our Children’s Mental Health Awareness Fair at Finlay Park on May 11, 2013 from 10 am-2 pm.
Eligibility: All youth and young adults ages 25 and younger are eligible to submit their work. Individuals with emotional, behavioral and/or social challenges are encouraged to participate. Team entries are also welcome.
Theme: Out of the Shadows: Exposing Stigma!
Use your art to express what “bringing mental health out of the shadows” means to you! It is important that we welcome conversations surrounding mental health and educate the public in order to eliminate stigma and discrimination toward individuals dealing with mental health challenges and their families. Please use art that reflects how you feel about brining mental health out of the shadows, exposing stigma and shedding light on mental wellness.
Submission Guidelines: Artwork must be related to the contest theme in some way. Entries may be visual (i.e. drawing, painting, etc.), literary (poem, short story, etc.) or video art (animation, Claymation, music, documentary, etc.). For more information about doing videos, contact Jenah Cason. All submissions must be the original work of the participant. All participants must complete a release form giving Youth MOVE SC and the Federation of Families of SC permission to use the artwork. Submissions by individuals under the age of 18 must have signatures of both the child or youth and the parent/guardian on the form. Also, the back of the poster should include the name, date of birth and address of person submitting the piece.
The release form should also include the Artist’s Statement of Originality. This is a very important part of the submission. This is an opportunity for the artist to provide some information to help others understand and appreciate their work. The brief statement (a few sentences) should include the motivation, storyline and/or messages of the artwork.
Participant Information: All participants will have the opportunity to have their artwork submissions displayed on the Youth MOVE Facebook page and Federation of Families of SC website. Youth artwork may be used on future products intended to raise awareness surrounding children’s mental health.
Please mail your entry to:
Federation of Families of SC
810 Dutch Square Blvd, Suite 205
Columbia, SC 29210
Here is the flyer for printing info-youthart-submission
JUST LIKE YOU-FREE Creative Arts Workshops for Youth, Ages 12-25.
YOUTH and Social Media Use Survey
Youth MOVE SC is conducting a survey of YOUTH (ages 12-25) to help us understand how we can use social media to engage youth. The youth who complete the survey will have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. Please pass this information along to anyone who works with youth and families. Surveys must be completed by Thursday, January 17th!!
Youth MOVE SC is a statewide program that provides youth with an opportunity to unite their voices and raise awareness around youth issues. Youth can get connected to other youth like them and have youth leadership development opportunities.
Survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSC2Y6C.
Please contact Jenah Cason at 803-772-5210 or email@example.com with questions or for more information.
Youth MOVE Richland/Lexington Activity
FREE Bowling for Youth (space limited)
December 18th at 6:30 pm.
AMF Bowling Lanes
1732 Bush River Rd.
Call Jenah at 803-467-1097 to RSVP!
NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK BEGINS JAN. 28, 2013; OBSERVANCE PROVIDES TEENS WITH INFORMATION ON THE SCIENCE ABOUT DRUG ABUSE
Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care
This new guide —written specifically for youth in foster care with input from youth and professionals— looks at ways to handle powerful feelings and behaviors and make healthy choices. Understanding how psychotropic medication can help and what other options are available can be challenging. This guide can help youth decide what’s best. Making Healthy Choices includes useful information, questions to ask, worksheets, and tips on:
- Recognizing you need help
- Knowing your rights about your health and who can help you make decisions
- Considering your options, including helpful approaches other than medication
- Making decisions about how best to stay healthy
- Maintaining treatment (taking medication safely and continuing or stopping treatment after leaving foster care)
LRADAC and community partners are hosting a Job Fair Tuesday, August 7th from 9:30am to 12:30pm. For more information and contact information please click on the link below.
Services in South Carolina: What works, what doesn’t work?
We want to know! Come talk with members of the System of Care Planning Team and let us know about your experiences. Your thoughts will help improve services for all kids in South Carolina.
Please click on the link below for more information.
Schedule A Hiring Information…
Learn how the Schedule A Hiring Authority (Schedule A) can benefit youth and young adults with disabilities who are interested in a career with the Federal Government. Find information on who can use Schedule A, how youth can document that they are eligible, and how to apply for a federal job.
Click here to learn more!!
Visit Disability.gov for more information about job training, job search and career planning tools, as well as laws that protect the rights of job seekers and employees with disabilities. Also, check out Disability.Blog to read and comment on articles about other employment-related topics.
Youth Personal Story
Click on the link below to learn about Arriebelle’s struggles and triumphs with self-harm and bullying!
Youth M.O.V.E. SC
Youth M.O.V.E. SC is the state chapter of Youth M.O.V.E. National with the mission of working as a diverse collective to unite the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness around youth issues. We will advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health and the other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.
Calling All Youth!
The Federation of Families of South Carolina wants you to join an education and support network for youth, ages 12-21 with mental health issues and/or co-occurring drug and alcohol problems. Siblings and friends are also welcome.
The support network will have educational workshops to help you learn more about mental health disabilities and current youth topics that are important to you and your friends.
Receive the support and help you need when you need it. You are not alone.
If you are interested in joining a Youth Support Network in your area or starting a Youth Support Network, contact:
Statewide Youth Outreach Coordinator
Federation of Families of SC
866-779-0402 (toll free)
Email Jenah Cason
FFSC is on Facebook