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Action Alert: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health:

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), held a hearing this morning (Thursday, April 3rd) to focus on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced on December 12th, 2013 by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA). 
Please contact your Senators and Representative, urging them to use this as an opportunity to create legislation that is in the best interest of ALL families and consumers.  (Contact information for your Senator and Representative can easily be found by visiting: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/.)   LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
While the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health applauds Congressman Murphy's inclusion of provisions that would reauthorize the Mental Health First Aid Act (S.153/H.R.274), the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (S.116/H.R.2734), the Children's Recovery from Tra…

Public Hearings on #Seclusion and #Restraint

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from The Arc of Indiana:

Indiana Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools 
Notice of Public Hearings

The Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools will hold public hearings on the proposed addition of Title 513 to the Indiana Administrative Code to provide for rules regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in school corporations and accredited nonpublic schools.

A public hearing will be held  April 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m., at the Indiana Department of Education, Riley Conference Room, 115 West Washington Street, South Tower, Suite 600, Indianapolis, Indiana;  AND on April 23, 2014,  4:30 p.m. (CST), in the Howard Room, Red Bank Branch, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, 120 South Red Bank Road, Evansville, Indiana;  AND on April 24, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. (CST), at  Chesterton High School, 2125 South 11th Street, Chesterton, Indiana.

At these hearings, members from public may come and provide comment on the rules.  

Afte…