Posts Categorized: Early childhood mental health


Good news for children’s mental health in the final budget! This week, the FY15-16 budget bill was passed by the House, Senate, and signed by the Governor. Despite the overwhelming focus this session on reforming the adult mental health system, we are pleased that the finalized budget included increased funding children’s crisis services and new […]

The Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health Services and Crisis Response was established on December 10, 2013 by Executive Order 68 to seek and recommend solutions that will improve Virginia’s mental health crisis services and help prevent crises from developing in the future. The Executive Order was continued by Governor McAuliffe with the signing of Executive Order 12. […]

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month,  the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health is teaming up with the Child Mind Institute to highlight children’s mental health. Joining more than 100 national organizations, we will work to address the stigma and misinformation around issues of children’s mental health. Through the Speak Up for Kids campaign, we hope to […]

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Celebration  Thursday, May 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Movieland on the Boulevard in Richmond The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is sponsoring an evening at the Bowtie Theater-Movieland in Richmond to raise awareness about children’s mental health. The event will kickoff at 5:00 p.m. with a welcome […]

On March 24th, 2014, Voices’ Executive Director Margaret Nimmo Crowe and Amy Atkinson from the Commission on Youth discussed Virginia’s approach and the methodologies utilized in identifying, evaluating, collecting and disseminating evidence-based treatments for children’s mental health disorders, at the 2014 CSA conference held in Roanoke, VA. You can view their entire presentation on advocating for […]

The Richmond Times Dispatch published an op-ed on 3.20.14, written by Shannon M.Haworth, an amazing parent advocate and certified mental health professional in the Greater Richmond area.  Her message for lawmakers: Don’t forget kids’ mental health needs.  She urges Governor McAuliffe and our legislators negotiating the budget in the special session to invest in the […]