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Parenting Through Depression

  From  Child Mind Institute "Feeling sad and exhausted, struggling to enjoy time with your kids: Depression can make parenting feel overwhelming and leave you worried and frustrated.  Will this affect my children? How can I be the parent I want to be when I feel like this?  But having depression doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent, and if you’re experiencing it, you’re not alone. This week on  childmind.org  we have new guidance on how to make  parenting with depression , and other mental health issues like  anxiety  and  ADHD , more manageable. Experiencing depression while trying to parent is hard, but treatment can be effective. And discussing depression — and what you’re doing to care for yourself — with kids in an age-appropriate way can help them learn how to care for their own mental health as they grow. - Hannah Sheldon-Dean, Staff Writer |  ✉ "

New State Dollars for Tutoring

From IYI Tutoring services are something we’ve covered before as a strategy to address student’s learning loss from the pandemic. The state has announced a new program that will provide funding to eligible families for tutoring services for their students. This funding comes from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) dollars the state received as aid to schools for addressing pandemic related issues. In  Chalkbeat ,  it was mentioned that these “enrichment scholarships” would be $500 and administered directly to families, leaving the administrative burden off school districts. Full details on how families will receive the funds are still being decided, but a determining factor is students' scores on statewide tests.     Access and awareness to quality tutors and programs are still needed across Indiana. It was noted that individual tutoring services can range anywhere from $30 to $75 per session. Rep. Bob Behning expressed that the state will ask for help in

The No Surprises Act

The No Surprises Act is a new law that protects people from surprise medical bills. Beyond the Basics created a comprehensive  FAQ  that walks through how these new protections work and what people should do if they believe their rights have been violated. No Surprises Act FAQ 4.22 by Indiana Family to Family on Scribd

If I go to work, will I automatically lose my Medicaid or Medicare?

  Debunking the Three Biggest Myths About Disability Benefits and Work Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3 - 4:30 p.m. ET Register Now Learn the answer to this question and others as we debunk the 3 biggest myths about disability benefits and work during our April 27 Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar! Have you heard any of these myths? If I go to work, I will automatically lose my Medicare or Medicaid. If I use my Ticket to go to work, Social Security will conduct a medical review of my case, and I will lose my benefits. If my Social Security payments stop because I go to work, and then I have to stop working because of my disability, I will have to apply for benefits all over again. Learn what’s true, what’s a myth, and how the Ticket to Work Program can help you succeed on your path to financial independence! Register Now Online:  choosework.ssa.gov/wise By Phone:  1-866-968-7842  or  1-866-833-2967 (TTY) You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how

Thrive: Flourish Together

Thrive is a free online educational program that teaches positive parenting techniques, stress management and healthy lifestyle practices for parents of children aged birth to 18.  A new module offers extra support to parents and caregivers of children with a disability. Time to Thrive