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2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

Beth Hess - Thursday, April 20, 2017
Maryland’s 2017 Legislative Session ended with passage of a number of important bills that address mental health and substance use, as well as education. Below are brief summaries of key pieces of legislation. Unless vetoed by the Governor, these bills will become law. For more detailed information about any bill, use the House (HB) and/or Senate (SB) bill numbers inc ..

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Congratulations to 2017 FLI Graduates

Beth Hess - Thursday, April 13, 2017
On April 8, MCF celebrated 22 participants for completing our 13th annual Family Leadership Institute (FLI). This intensive 60-hour, six-weekend experience trains parents and caregivers to become more effective leaders and advocates for children with behavioral health needs locally and at the state level. The 22 members of the class of 2017 included caregiver ..

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Upcoming Events

Help! I’m the parent of an anxious child!

When: May 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204

Everyone deals with anxiety and stress. As parents, it’s hard to understand when our child’s anxiety is normal and when it’s time to seek help..
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Keep Calm and Get Results: Effective Communication in Stressful Situations

When: April 28, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Where: Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby, MD 20657

We welcome all parents/caregivers of children/adolescents with special needs, behavioral, and/or mental health challenges to join us for this FREE workshop...
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