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What is an Emotional Disability?

“Emotional Disturbance” is a term used in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law that ensures students with a disability are provided…

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

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.…

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Are Video Games Priming Our Children for Gambling?

“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…

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Building a Magical Bond With Your Young Child

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…

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2019 Annual Report Released

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…

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Remembering Ginger Rosella

A Memoriam by Jane Plapinger The MCF family is deeply saddened at the tragic passing on May 23 of Ginger Rosela, our beloved and much-admired…

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MCF Stands with the Black Community

MCF stands in solidarity with the Black Community in this time of grieving, anger and pain. We denounce racism in all its forms, in particular…

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Maryland Legislative Wrap-up

The 2020 legislative session ended three weeks early on March 18, due to COVID 19. Due to the shortened session, legislators focused on priority legislation,…

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We’re In This Together: Taking Flight Supports Young Adults

Taking Flight is MCF’s statewide program for youth ages 18-26, led by four young women who use their personal experience with behavioral health challenges to…

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Sanity-Saving Tips for Parents

When you have a child with behavioral health challenges, maintaining a productive and peaceful routine while the whole family is at home together can seem…

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Special Education Services during School Closure

On March 30th the Maryland State Department of Education issued guidance on the provision of special education services during school closure owing to COVID-19. The…

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Protect Your Children from Online Dangers

With parents and kids working and learning remotely, screen time is on the rise and many parents have relaxed the usual limits on activities like…

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