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Blog Category: Children’s Mental Health

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 proposed legislation: 2019 session (Updated Feb 1st)

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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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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Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia: Education Initiatives

The Unified Policy Agenda for the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Virginia includes policy priorities in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and prevention. On Thursday, December 13th Governor Northam gave a…

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Children’s Mental Health Legislative Priorities 2019

Over the last several years, behavioral health has been a focus for policymakers in Virginia. Efforts made by our Medicaid and behavioral health agencies and the Deeds Commission  have signaled Virginia’s…

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Share Your Story- Child Care, Foster Care, Trauma-informed, Health & Mental Health

As we prepare to speak up for kids at the Virginia General Assembly and in Washington we need help from you to share your story or the stories of families…

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Richard Bennett Takes a Holistic Approach to Child Health

Written by Cassie Price Pediatrician and Voices for Virginia’s Children board member Richard Bennett understood better than most what was at stake in the fight to re-fund the Children’s Health…

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Keeping Students Safe and Well

Written by Dillon Wild, UVA Batten School MPP 2019 In response to recent tragic school shootings, the Virginia General Assembly established the House Select Committee on School Safety in an…

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