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How Family Voices Influence State Policies: Education

Beth Hess - Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Informed by our work with thousands of Maryland families, MCF staff participate on more than 100 committees and boards at the state and local level. We advocate to improve systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges, and work to ensure the needs and perspectives of families are heard. Beginning this month, we’ll be sharing profiles on some of the ..

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Self-Care: Why Not Give Poetry a Try?

Beth Hess - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
by MCF Clinical Supervisor Ronnie Biemans, MA, LCPC The vibrant season. Chroma of amber and rust. Nature’s masterpiece. – Robyn Noble When we read this 3-line haiku poem on autumn, images of this season emerge in a different but very vivid way. Perhaps your memories of poetry involve school day English classes with required memorization that ..

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Beth Hess - Monday, October 08, 2018
Bullying can have both short- and long-term effects on everyone involved. While most research on bullying has been about children and adolescents who have been bullied, those who bully others are also negatively impacted. There is even research that shows witnessing bullying can impact us. This National Bullying Prevention Month learn more about the consequences of ..

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Accepting Applications: Baltimore City Family Leadership Retreat

Beth Hess - Monday, October 01, 2018
Baltimore City and Baltimore County parents and caregivers of school-age children with mental health challenges are invited to join other caregivers in a free, two-day retreat to empower you to be a stronger advocate for your child The retreat, held November 2 and 3 at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, provides a welcoming space for you to learn how to help your child by: c ..

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