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Blog Category: Children’s Mental Health

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Addressing Preschool Suspension and Expulsion in Virginia It is well documented that the first years of life are critical for building the foundation of social-emotional development…

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Jan. 21st- Campaign Virtual Advocacy Toolkit

Dear Advocates, We are thankful for your tireless support! With your support last year, we had a successful 2019 GA Session, and we looked forward to seeing all that we…

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Children’s Mental Health highlights in Northam’s 2020-2022 proposed budget

What’s in the Governor’s Budget for children’s mental health? Highlights from the Governor’s Introduced Budget: 2020-2022 On December 17th, Governor Northam presented his proposed  biennium budget to the Joint Money…

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2020 Advocacy Days Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate!

We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard! Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be…

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Budget Hearings & Town Halls Near You

Local Town Hall Meetings 12/12/19:First Pre-Session Town Hall – Delegate VanValkenburg and Delegate Willett 12/12/19: Town Hall Meeting– Delegate McQuinn 12/14/19: Legislative Town Hall–  Senator Boysko and Delegate Delaney 12/14/19:…

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How to Connect with Your Legislator

Elected officials work to turn ideas into laws; they spend a great deal of their time identifying problems faced by their constituents to create solutions. Remember, legislators are everyday people…

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Proof that Public-Private Preschool Partnerships Work—What comes next?

The Governor and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation released the results of a study focused on two years of the mixed-delivery preschool pilots in Virginia. This study compared outcomes for…

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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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