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Blog Category: Children’s Mental Health

Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern

Guest author — Voices intern Hannah Adams This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside the talented staff at Voices in order to learn more about the…

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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide

Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the…

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Young Children’s Challenging Behavior and Virginia’s Early Care and Education Programs

A recent report from the National Center for Children in Poverty, “Learning about Young Children’s Challenging Behavior and Impacts on Programs and Families: A State-wide Survey of Virginia’s Early Care…

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Recap- Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma & Resilience 4/25/19

On Thursday April 25, 2019 Voices hosted over 950 attendees at the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The goal of the Summit was to connect child-serving professionals and…

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Children’s Mental Health: 2019 Session Wrap-up

Over the last several years, behavioral health has been a primary focus for policymakers in Virginia. Efforts made by the Deeds Commission, as well as our Medicaid and behavioral health agencies,…

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Children’s Mental Health proposed legislation: 2019 session (Updated Feb 22nd)

Every year, Voices for Virginia’s Children monitors all legislation introduced to the Virginia General Assembly and advocates for public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children. Our children’s mental…

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Campaign for Trauma-Informed VA: Progress Update!

We are now past the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. We are pleased to report progress on our Unified Agenda for the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia. On…

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Mental Health in the House and Senate Budgets

The House and Senate released their versions of the State budget on Sunday, February 3rd. Between the House and Senate budget recommendations, all mental health budget requests advocated for were…

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Children’s Mental Health: Review of Budget Amendments

Like the Governor, one of the primary responsibilities of the General Assembly is to craft the state budget. Last week, members from the House and Senate purposed budget amendments to the Governor’s…

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Virginia Mental Health Access Program: Expanding Mental Health Access for Children

While improving care for children and adults with mental health needs is a top priority in Virginia, our current behavioral health system does not meet the needs of children with…

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