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MCF's Overdose Response Program: Getting Naloxone to Those in Need

Tara Wetherell - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Naloxone, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, can rapidly restore normal breathing in a person who has overdosed on heroin or another opioid. In partnership with the Howard County Health Department, all nine of MCF’s Substance Use Family Peer Support Specialists across the state have been trained deliver instruction on the use of Naloxone and to distribute Nalo ..

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Are Video Games Priming Our Children for Gambling?

Tara Wetherell - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
“Right now we are living in a new world, one that we have never experienced before, and with this new world comes the challenge of managing the way our children use technology,” says Nancy Quidas, MCF’s Problem Gambling Program Coordinator. Most children are now spending substantial amounts of time on electronic devices, and often that means more time spent playing onli ..

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Building a Magical Bond With Your Young Child

Tara Wetherell - Sunday, July 19, 2020
Secrets from one who has walked in your footsteps…stepping on legos and cheerios By Rachel E. Stoyanov, FPSS, MCF’s Midshore Regional Team I teach lots of classes these days, and parents of preschoolers always want to know the secret to happy, compliant “easy” kids. I can let the cat out of the bag for you today! The secret is building a bond as a family. You can do  ..

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2019 Annual Report Released

Gail Doerr - Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Maryland Coalition of Families is pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report. As we have grown to become one of the largest family-run organizations in the country, our mission remains the same: To connect, support and empower Maryland’s families and, to advocate to improve systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges. This report demonstrates  ..

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