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Legislative Session Summary 2022

This legislative session, which concluded on April 11, Maryland Coalition of Families supported a number of bills that sought to increase access to behavioral health…

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Know the Signs of Problem Gambling

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, an annual grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign established by the National Council on Problem Gambling to educate the…

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A Grandmother’s Story

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MCF Leaders Receive Two Prestigious National Awards

Maryland Coalition of Families has some exciting news!  This October, our Executive Director, Jane Plapinger, and our Director of Innovation and Strategy, Heidi Rochon, received…

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Digital Tools for Teens With Depression

Understanding your teen’s sleep habits, mood and activity is important when making decisions about your child’s mental health treatment. Both parents and youth may have…

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Recovery: One Mother’s Perspective

September is Recovery Month, a perfect time to reflect on what recovery means for me and my family.

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You Can Save a Life!

In 2020, 2,773 Marylanders lost their lives due to due unintentional intoxication overdoses involving drugs and alcohol. This is the largest annual total on record.…

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Developmentally Typical Behavior or Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

By Patricia Williams, Family Peer Support Referral Specialist All children can be defiant at times. Parents that have survived the “terrible twos” go on to…

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MCF Offers Parent Partner Program in Washington County

Maryland Coalition of Families is partnering with the state’s Social Services Administration (SSA) to offer Parent Partners, a pilot program in Washington County to support…

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The American Rescue Plan Provides Cash Payments to Families of Children

The White House recently announced that qualifying American families with children will begin receiving direct cash payments in July under a new child benefit created…

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How to Talk With a Loved One about Their Substance Use

Starting a conversation with a family member who is showing signs of substance use or a problem with alcohol can be daunting. You might worry…

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10 Self-care Tips for Spring

After a long, pandemic winter where we were isolated, distanced, and masked, spring has finally arrived in Maryland with warmer weather, longer days and the…

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