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Virginia’s Youth in Action in the News

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Last week, Voices hosted its Virginia’s Youth in Action (VAYA) Advocacy Day at the General Assembly with 18 bright and impressive young advocates from around the state. In total, VAYA…

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Prioritizing Youth Mental Health Requires Intention and Investment

Posted:  -  By: Emily Moore

Whether you are a young person, a parent, a mental health professional, or an educator, you have likely heard about the youth mental health crisis in the United States—it is…

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Putting the “Child” in Front of Tax Credit

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

Few tax policies are conditional on providing for the needs of children or ensuring that refunds are distributed based on the number of children in a home. It’s been a…

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Improving Medicaid Reimbursement for Children’s Mental Health Services

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

Nearly half of Virginia’s children are enrolled in Medicaid for their health insurance coverage. To ensure that these young people have access to mental health providers, and for those providers…

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Bill Explainer: Foster Care Prevention Program, SB 923 (Sen. Favola)

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Senator Favola, Chair of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services, has reintroduced a bill to create a Foster Care Prevention Program after it fell short during the 2022…

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