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General Assembly Update 2-17-12

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Thank you to everyone who has contacted their legislators in support of funding for the children’s mental health budget amendments. We had a great response to our action alert last week. Now, we have to wait for the House and Senate budgets to come out this Sunday, February 19, to see if any funding made it in either or both budgets. We will keep you posted!

Media coverage of the amendments continued this week with a news story in the Staunton News-Leader about how community-based crisis response services can help keep children out of the hospital. Read the story here: News Leader Article: Lawmakers seek programs to boost mental health care for youngsters 2.12.12

This coming Monday, February 20th, WMRA’s Virginia Insight talk show out of Harrisonburg will devote the full hour (3-4 p.m.) to children’s mental health! I will be a guest on the show, along with Charlotte McNulty, former director of the Office of Comprehensive Services for the state, and former executive director of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board. This is a call-in show! So please call in with your questions or comments: 1-888-WMRA-TALK (967-2825). You can listen live at www.wmra.org. Hope you can tune in!

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