Opportunity to give input on children’s behavioral health in VA

April 17, 2015

Families, mental health clinicians, teachers and others: You have a window of opportunity to give your feedback on initial recommendations for the future of the children’s behavioral health system in Virginia! Last week, Commissioner Debra Ferguson released a report giving recommendations from the four Transformation Teams she created in 2014 (adult behavioral health, adult developmental […]

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2015 General Assembly Wrap UP

March 10, 2015

The 2015 Virginia General Assembly short session adjourned on February 27th. This year, the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health once again advocated for a stronger mental health system for children and the Legislator took steps to move Virginia closer to that goal through policy change and increased funding for children’s mental health services. During the […]

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House and Senate Budget Items!

February 11, 2015

This past Sunday, February 8th, the House and Senate money committees released their budgets. The great news is that both the House and Senate prioritized funding for children’s mental health services– a positive step in strengthening our mental health system for children.  Here is what they did: Children’s Crisis Services The House fully funded our […]

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Next steps in Charlottesville?

February 04, 2015

Voices for Virginia’s Children is pleased to update the Charlottesville community and others with the notes from the Community Conversation about Children’s Mental Health we hosted in December, as well as outline next steps. You can read the full recap here. Strengths that were mentioned included the relative wealth of resources in the Charlottesville area […]

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Take Action for more funding!

January 27, 2015

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 […]

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Regional Budget Hearings: Join us on January 7th

December 17, 2014

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 […]

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125 attend Community Conversation about children’s mental health in Charlottesville

December 08, 2014

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 […]

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Community Conversation about Children’s Mental Health in Charlottesville

November 13, 2014

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 […]

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SJ 47 Workgroup Takes Up Children’s Mental Health

October 29, 2014

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 […]

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Join us for a family media training Oct 21st

September 24, 2014

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 […]

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