Twitter: vakids

Voices’ Blog

A “New Normal” for Children’s Mental Health

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

We are encouraged by the recent focus on and conversation about athletes’ mental health and normalizing the experiences of anxiety, depression and social-emotional well-being that all individuals face. This is…

Continue Reading

Intentional Recruitment of Clinicians of Color

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

This is a guest blog post written by Olivya Wilson, MSW, LCSW, the Parent Engagement Coordinator for Greater Richmond SCAN. This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one on…

Continue Reading

Key Findings: Equity in Action & Equity at a Glance 

Posted:  -  By: Kelsey McMahon

The Virginia Department of Health recently released two new dashboards focused on equity. One highlighting the programs and initiatives that have advanced equity during COVID-19 and the other as an…

Continue Reading

Expanding Coverage for All, Regardless of Immigration Status

Posted:  -  By: Chlo'e Edwards

We know that when parents have access to health insurance, children are more likely to have insurance as well. Virginia Medicaid is a state and federal partnership that provides medical…

Continue Reading

Diverting Mental Health Crisis from Law Enforcement: Creating Different Points of Access

Posted:  -  By: Chlo'e Edwards

Photo by: Office of Gov. Ralph Northam In 2018, Marcus-David Peters was a 24-year old high school biology teacher and a recent graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University. Peters was…

Continue Reading