Supporting Each Other in the Most Difficult of Times
In response to COVID-19 guidelines, Families as Allies is working from home and meeting virtually. Join us for online coaching and webinars.

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Bill Could Affect IEPs and 504 Plans
A COVID-19 emergency assistance bill was introduced in the United States Congress by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Pages 230-231 contain language that directs the Secretary of Education to come back in 30 days with a list of waivers needed for Congress to provide under IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Families: We Support You During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Families: We want you to know that the board and staff of Families as Allies are unconditionally committed to supporting you as we all learn together how to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and all that it has brought with it.

March Policy Update
Mississippi legislators suspended the session in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Speaker Gunn and Lt. Governor Hosemann will decide when the legislators will come back. Meanwhile, we're watching two bills.

Families as Allies Webinar: March 25th

Every month, Families as Allies hosts a monthly webinar for families supporting other families. Noon-1 p.m. via Zoom.


March 25th: Partnering in Your Childs Behavioral Healthcare #2: What Can I Do To Support My Child's Mental Health?

Virtual Family Support Meeting: March 26th
We are having a virtual family support group this Thursday, March 26 at 4:30 PM. Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral or mental health challenge is welcome to join us.

Coaching and Support - Monthly Session: April 15th
Monthly online gathering to coach and support parents who are helping other parents in any system.

Families As Allies Facebook Group
We have started a members-only Facebook group for families of children with any kind of behavioral or mental health challenge to have a place to freely share your thoughts and ideas with each other, including how you are coping with the COVID-19 outbreak.

How the COVID-19 Crisis May Impact Children With Severe Mental Health Conditions & What To Do
If youre parenting a child with a serious mental health condition, the sudden social distancing made necessary by the COVID-19 virus will likely bring a whole new level of stress to you and your child.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Its important to note that we are not helpless in light of current news events. We can always choose our response. If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty:

National Federation of Families Home Resources
Welcome to the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health's Home Resources Facebook page. Scroll the recent posts for resources to help keep your kids learning, active and engaged.