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Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Day

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Join us January 24, 2013 in Richmond at the General Assembly for our 2nd annual Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Day!

This is an opportunity to join the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health to bring attention to the needs of Virginia’s estimated 100,000 children and youth who have a serious mental health disorder. Your participation can really make a difference! We will provide talking points and advocacy tips– we just need you to come to Richmond and be willing to talk with your legislators. Not sure who they are? You can look them up online: click on “Who’s My Legislator?” at the top of the page.

We will meet at the University of Richmond Downtown Campus , 626 E. Broad Street, at 8:30 a.m. for basic advocacy training and preparation for legislative visits.

We will then walk to the General Assembly Building (at 9th and Broad) for a legislative breakfast highlighting children’s mental health issues at 9:30.

After the breakfast, we will make individual and small group visits to our legislators.

We will then return to UR Downtown for lunch and a debriefing of the visits.

Please register to attend Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Day!

Questions? Contact policy director Margaret Nimmo Crowe at margaret@vakids.org.

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