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Blog Archive: January 2017

Transforming the Juvenile Justice System 2017 Legislative Session (Updated 1/27)

Updated: January 27, 2017 We believe the current juvenile justice system’s use of large juvenile prisons does not make our communities safer or rehabilitate our youth, and the current system…

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Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance For Virginia’s Kids: Part 2

A summary of this post is available in our publication “Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance for Virginia’s Children.” For many years, Congressional Republicans have talked of changing the way Medicaid…

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Strengthening the Children’s Mental Health System in Virginia: Budget Amendments

The 2017 General Assembly is well underway, and the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health is once again at the forefront, advocating for a stronger mental health system for OUR children…

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Federal choices threaten health insurance for Virginia’s kids: Part 1

A summary of this post is available in our publication “Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance for Virginia’s Children.” President Trump and leaders in Congress have made it a priority to…

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When Families Work, Everything Works Better: Dispelling Myths about Welfare/TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is the federal program that provides cash assistance and employment supports for low-income working families with children. When the TANF block grant was passed…

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Speak Up for Kids: 2017 Mental Health Advocacy Day

The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health, Voices for Virginia’s Children, NAMI,  Mental Health America of Virginia, and VOCAL have once again joined together to organize the 2017 Mental Health Advocacy…

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Changing the Lens- Trauma-informed Approaches in State Policy

Research shows that chronic, severe stressors in childhood can cause biological responses that are toxic and traumatic to the developing brain and can have long-term consequences for health and wellness….

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The Impact of Sharing Stories and How You Can Too

On January 4th members of the Virginia legislature convened four budget hearings around the State to hear requests from their Constituents. Sophia Booker, a former foster youth and Voices newest…

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2016 Infographics are here!

Voices is pleased to release its 2nd annual infographics. Each infographic represents a region of the Commonwealth, and gives a snapshot of how children are faring in both the region,…

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