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This #GivingTuesday Help Families Make an Impact with State Legislators!

Beth Hess - Monday, November 26, 2018
This February, Maryland families will gather at the state capital in Annapolis to raise their voices in support of critical behavioral health issues. Donate now (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SDHD9CYY5B8KW) to support MCF's #GivingTuesday initiative – our 19th Annual Family Day in Annapolis. Your donation will:  ..

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Leadership and Advocacy Program for Parents and Caregivers – Apply Now

Beth Hess - Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Parents and caregivers who are ready to be stronger advocates for their child and community are invited to apply for MCF’s 2019 Family Leadership Institute (FLI). This 60-hour, six-weekend intensive training program is available at no cost to participants, thanks to a grant by the Maryland State Department of Education. Applicants must have school-age children with mental h ..

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Self-Care: Taking on the Gratitude Challenge

Beth Hess - Friday, November 16, 2018
by MCF Clinical Supervisor Ronnie Biemans, MA, LCPC From time to time when I encounter a challenging moment or when someone I hold dear is struggling, I think of a particular song from The Sound of Music, a movie musical I enjoyed as a child. The song is “My Favorite Things” and goes like this: “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and war ..

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Changes to Maryland’s Residential Treatment Centers

Beth Hess - Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs) are psychiatric institutions that are designed to care for, treat and educate children whose problems are so severe and chronic that they require an environment that is supervised 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While most youth can be served in their homes and communities, others have more complex issues and at times may pose a danger to ..

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