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A National State of Emergency in Children’s Mental Health

Advocates, school personnel, mental health clinicians, and families have been saying for years – even before the pandemic –  that children’s mental health access is in a state of emergency….

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Celebrating the Increase in Virginia’s Hispanic and Latino Community

Photo credit: Detail of Hispanic Heritage Select Photos, by David Valdez. This page has been written in English and translated into Spanish. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th…

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Honoring a Voice for Children: Fletcher Lowe

[Pictured above: Fletcher and Mary Fran Lowe at the first Carol Fox event in 2017] The tribute below was written by Voices’ Chief Policy Officer, Emily Griffey. She knew Fletcher well…

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Equity Assessments and Disaggregated Data in Action

Recently, the Data and Research team at Voices for Virginia’s Children conducted community equity assessments for two Trauma-Informed Community Networks (TICNs) in Virginia. These Trauma-Informed Community Networks work to identify…

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Meet Our Interns: Kelsey McMahon and Kaytee Wisley

Meet our two new interns, Kelsey McMahon and Kaytee Wisley. We’re so excited to have them join the Voices team this summer. Kelsey McMahon: Kelsey McMahon is an intern for…

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LGBTQ+ Youth and Policy Change: Celebrating Progress and More Work to Do

As Pride Month is ending soon, we want to bring attention to policies that promote equality for LGBTQ+ youth.  According to the Human Rights Campaign’s State Equity Index, a scorecard…

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Child Tax Credit Awareness

The stagnation and lack of change in the childhood poverty rate calls for policy makers to do something dramatic and innovative about it. We are excited that the American Rescue Plan included…

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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book Release

The 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally as well as state by state and…

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“Never Be Unprepared Again”: The Case for Paid Leave

This blog post references a webinar held on May 14, 2021. The recording can be viewed online by clicking here. Voices partnered with the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy…

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Intern Wanted: Data and Research Program, Voices for Virginia’s Children

Voices for Virginia’s Children is seeking to fill a master level data internship position for the summer of 2021. This master level internship opportunity in applied data research would fill…

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