April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is child abuse prevention month. We all want to do everything we can to make sure every child is safe and thriving.

IEPs, 504 Plans and the Tier Process

As we shared in last weeks edition of the Ally, Families as Allies is doing a series of trainings on the Procedural Safeguards, or as they are subtitled and we encourage families to think about them, Your Familys Special Education Rights.

Judge Carlton Reeves Issues Order in US v. State of Mississippi

Judge Carlton Reeves issued an order in response to the states motion to clarify the Special Masters (Dr. Michael Hogan) role.

Facebook Live: Families as Allies 'Fifth Wednesday' Update

Every time there's a fifth Wednesday, Families as Allies has a Facebook Live to let you know what we're up to and to share our plans for the next three months. This past Wednesday, March 31, we did just that. Here's the recording.

Webinar: Procedural Safeguards and Individual Education Programs (IEPs) - April 9

Session on how you can be a partner in your child's IEP and use your expertise as a parent to make sure your child's IEP is appropriate.

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NAMI Mississippi's 2021 State Conference - May 26-29

Theme -- "Adequate Self Care: Transformation, Motivation and Essentials" -- Conference Dates: May 26-29, 2021 -- Location: Virtual

National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Conference 2021

ZOOM Series includes sessions on 4/8 (Dangers of Social Media), 4/15 (Sexual Grooming), 4/22 (Communications - Planting Seeds in Your Child's Garden) and 4/29 (Creating & Sustaining a Healthy Home; Child Abuse Mandated Reporting; Vroom App).

Mississippi Disability MegaConference - June 17

Due to COVID-19, the MegaConference will be held virtually. Four outstanding speakers will inspire and inform you. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. You may attend one, two, three, or all sessions. We hope you will participate from your home or office!

How to Talk to Kids About Anti-Asian Violence

Hearing the news of anti-Asian racism around the country is heartbreaking. Having conversations with your kids about it is important, but it's not always easy. Experts offer tips to help parents navigate these difficult conversations.

Supporting Parents and Caregivers with Trauma Histories during COVID-19 - Child Trends

Parents and caregivers across the United States are facing unprecedented challenges, role shifts, and hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic that may negatively impact their parenting and their relationships with their children.


2021 Medicaid, MississippiCAN and CHIP Workshops -- The Mississippi Division of Medicaid invites you to join them for their virtual Medicaid, MississippiCAN and CHIP workshop.