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Sandhills Center announces February Family Support Program webinars

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WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of children with emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges.  


Feb. 10: Parents, Foster Parents and Caregivers Support Group meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. via WebEx. It is a support group for families of children with emotional, learning or behavioral challenges. Suzanne Maness will be the facilitator. For more info or to register, call 910-627-1769 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration deadline is Feb. 8, 2022.

Feb. 11: Five County System of Care Community Collaborative meeting will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. via WebEx. System of Care is a network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the challenges of children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families. The System of Care Collaborative brings together the perspectives of families, youth, providers, child and family services, community members and other stakeholders. The SOC Collaborative meeting provides networking opportunities and time for working in partnership with public and private organizations so services and support are effective, build on the strengths of individuals, and address each person’s cultural and linguistic needs. The Five County SOC Community Collaborative includes the following counties: Hoke, Moore, Richmond, Anson and Montgomery. The meeting is held monthly on the second Friday at 9:30 a.m. If you’d like to receive the WebEx link, contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feb. 22:  Exploring Best Practices in Residential Care webinar will be a two-part series discussing best practices in residential care and developing supports to reduce placement disruptions. This will be a virtual meeting in a panel format. The webinar is scheduled from 10–11 a.m. Contact LaMonica Mitchell, family support advocate, at 919-215-7153 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.  The deadline for registration is Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Feb. 22: Massage Therapy for Mental and Physical Health webinar will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. via WebEx. Andrew Spangler, LMBT, CMMP, FMT with Get Right Massage will be the presenter. Contact Suzanne Maness for more info or to register, call 910-627-1769 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration deadline is Feb. 18, 2022.

Feb. 23: Support, Protect & Educate: An Overview of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking will be held virtually from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Misty Hill and Dare Spicer from the Randolph County Family Crisis Center will present. Discussion will focus on the prevalence and signs of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, services provided by the Randolph County Family Crisis Center, and how the community can help to support and advocate for victims. To register, contact Charmaine Ford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336-870-3802. Upon registration, you will be sent the link to the webinar.

Feb. 23: Writing to Heal: Journaling for your Mental Health will be held virtually from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Rochelle Rivers will be the presenter. Rochelle Rivers is a life coach certified by the International Coaching Federation, she holds a BA in Organizational Management (Psychology), a MA in Organizational Leadership (Human Behavior) and a MS in Information Technology. Certificate of attendance is available. To register, contact Shirlyn Morrison-Sims at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-906-7103. Upon registration, a link to the web meeting will be sent. 

Feb. 24: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Children’s Advocacy Center but Were Afraid to Ask webinar will be held virtually from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. The Harnett County CAC staff will be discussing CAC life and the different types of child abuse they work with. To register, contact Adrian Standish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 910-985-0126. Upon registration, you will be sent the link to the webinar.

And please visit these links for information about Trauma Informed Trainings through Alcohol and Drug Services: 

  • Feb. 11, 2022: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrc-CvrTsiEtIKU3xXmixq4sT62FZYAa_y
  • March 4, 2022: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vd-ytrzwqGdFfYReBjA5bN8vn5ANxvOIh