Posts Categorized: Family and Youth Engagement


In the 2015 General Assembly session, the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health is once again at the forefront, advocating for a stronger mental health system for children. Our priority this year continues to be building on the system of community-based crisis response services and child psychiatry. We have successfully advocated for funding the last three […]

The legislative money committees will hold their regional budget hearings in five locations on January 7, 2015. This is an opportunity for citizens to have their voices heard by some of the most influential members of the General Assembly. The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health wants to once again have a presence at all five […]

On December 4th, 2014,  parents, youth, mental health professionals and advocates, school system representatives and elected officials from the Charlottesville came together for our “Community Conversation about Children’s Mental Health”. The turnout was phenomenal, with over 125 people, many of whom shared their views about what’s working and what’s not working with our children’s mental […]

On December 4th, Voices for Virginia’s Children is working with partners in the greater Charlottesville area to organize and host an event, “A Community Conversation about Children’s Mental Health,” to raise awareness of the need for elected officials and residents in the greater Charlottesville area to address mental heath issues in children. We are hoping that this event […]

As a result of the tragedy involving Sen. Creigh Deeds and his family in laste 2013, the 2014 General Assembly passed SJ 47 to create a Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century. This legislative study group is chaired by Sen. Deeds and is divided into three workgroups: Crisis […]

Do you wish that there were more real stories about what families have to deal with when a child has a mental health challenge? Have you thought about sharing your story to improve the system for kids? Here’s an opportunity for you:   Families and the Media:  What Reporters Are Looking For, and How to […]