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Blog Archive: January 2018

Review of Early Learning Budget Amendments

It is often said about early care and education that when brain researchers, economists, and the business community agree, it is time to act. During this 2018 General Assembly Session,…

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CHIP Funded Through 2023!

Today we are celebrating and thanking everyone who advocated at the federal level to bring attention to CHIP! Yesterday, Congress finally acted to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known…

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Kinship Care Advocacy Day

Carl Price recalled lying in bed at age 14 thinking he was going to die. “Dying from the cancer was my way out, my exit strategy,” he said. He thought…

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Building a Stronger Mental Health System for Virginia’s Kids: 2018 Budget Amendments

The 2018 General Assembly session is well underway, and Voices is once again at the forefront, advocating for a stronger children’s mental health system in Virginia. Our mental health priorities…

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Progress Report: Trauma-informed Policies and Practice

The 2018 General Assembly will consider several items related to improving trauma-informed policies and practices. These proposals come after a year where Voices has studied state-level approaches to trauma-informed policy,…

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Speak Up for Kids: 2018 Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Day

As the commonwealth continues to transform our behavioral health system, Voices for Virginia’s Children and its mental health partners are pleased to once again host our annual Children’s Mental Health…

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The “Old” Governor’s Budget for a New Assembly

Virginia is unique among states in prohibiting our governor from serving consecutive terms. We are also unique in that the outgoing governor presents a two-year budget blueprint for the new…

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Budget Hearings: A Lesson in Civic Engagement

Yesterday’s chilly temperatures failed to deter a large number of Virginians from attending the General Assembly budget hearings in Richmond, Radford, Sterling, and Virginia Beach. In Richmond alone, more than…

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A new resource for mapping children’s services

Have you ever thought to yourself, how exactly does Virginia invest in children, but then gotten stuck on trying to find the answer? If the answer is yes, that’s because…

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