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5 Ways to Make Virtual Back-to-School the Best Possible Experience

By Patricia R. Williams M.S. Ed, MS-ABA, BCAT, CFPS Family Peer Support Referral Specialist With many school districts choosing to begin the school year with…

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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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Using the Stages of Change to Help a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

If you have a loved one with a drug or alcohol problem, it can be hard to understand why addiction happens and why it is…

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A Kindness Practice for Families

It is neurologically impossible to be both stressed out, and really loving and kind at the same time. When members of our family feel stressed—even…

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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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