New PSA Targets Preventing Youth Suicides

New PSA Targets Preventing Youth Suicides

Published: Feb 8, 2018   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Media   |   Tags:

A startling statistic, 144 youths have taken their own lives in the past three years in Georgia. It’s those tragedies that have led to a new effort to prevent youth suicide. That is part of a new public service announcement that will soon hit TV screens around the state. The PSA includes survivors who bravely share their stories about suicide attempts.

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Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel Announces Release of PSAs Targeting Youth Suicide

Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel Announces Release of PSAs Targeting Youth Suicide

Published: Feb 8, 2018   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Media   |   Tags:

In the past three years, 144 youth have taken their own lives in Georgia.  For every young person who dies by suicide, national statistics indicate 25 others will have attempted to take their own lives.  That means approximately 3,600 other children have attempted suicide during the same time. 

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Suicide Prevention PSAs Release

Suicide Prevention PSAs Release

Published: Feb 7, 2018   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags:

Voices for Georgia’s Children, Georgia Child Fatality Review, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Family and Child Services, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have come together to produce a series of PSAs aimed at children helping children. These PSAs include survivors who […]

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Release of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Workforce Report

Release of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Workforce Report

Published: Jan 22, 2018   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags:

ATLANTA—Voice’s for Georgia’s Children is pleased to announce the release of a report analyzing Georgia’s child and adolescent behavioral health workforce.  The report is the result of a collaborative partnership that included support from seven private Atlanta-based foundations and serves as a complement to the work of the Commission on Children’s Mental Health, which was […]

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GA-CALL! 2018 Forecast for Children

GA-CALL! 2018 Forecast for Children

Published: Dec 20, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

Thank you for coming our to our latest GA-CALL! about upcoming issues for Georgia’s Children. We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to our presenters and panelists: Rebecca Rice, Georgia KIDS COUNT Manger, Georgia Family Connection Partnerships Amy Jacobs, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Dante McKay, Director, Office of Children, Young Adults […]

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Voices for Georgia’s Children Announces New Executive Director

Voices for Georgia’s Children Announces New Executive Director

Published: Jun 12, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Press Releases

Dr. Erica Fener-Sitkoff to assume leadership July 1 ATLANTA, GA (June 9, 2017) – Children’s advocacy not-for-profit Voices for Georgia’s Children announced today that Emily Pelton, who has served as executive director for the past two years, is stepping down to pursue a new role at CARE. The Voices board of directors has selected Dr. Erica […]

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Deal forms Commission on Children’s Mental Health

Deal forms Commission on Children’s Mental Health

Published: Jun 8, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

Governor Nathan Deal announced this week the creation of the Commission on Children’s Mental Health. The commission is tasked with providing recommendations to improve mental health services for children and includes health care experts, state leaders, and children’s advocates from across Georgia, including Voices own policy director, Erica Fener-Sitkoff. “A tremendous thank you to the Governor […]

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GA-CALL! – Helping Georgia Help Children: How Federal Dollars are Used by the State

GA-CALL! – Helping Georgia Help Children: How Federal Dollars are Used by the State

Published: Jun 6, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

A big thank you for coming out for our latest GA-CALL! about how federal dollars are used by the state to help children. We hope the event was as insightful for you as it was for us. We’d also like to thank our incredible presenters and panelists: Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget: Lee Wright, Division Director, […]

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Four Georgia Nonprofits Receive $1.45 Million to Help Georgia’s Youngest Children Eat Farm-Fresh Food

Four Georgia Nonprofits Receive $1.45 Million to Help Georgia’s Youngest Children Eat Farm-Fresh Food

Published: Jun 2, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags:

(ATLANTA, GA) June 2, 2017 – Through a new national investment, four partner organizations are launching an effort to promote access to local, healthy foods for young children in Georgia’s early learning environments.  The statewide public-private partnership will be led by The Common Market Georgia, Georgia Organics, Voices for Georgia’s Children and Quality Care for Children. […]

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Why Medicaid Matters to Georgia

Why Medicaid Matters to Georgia

Published: Apr 17, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

Healthcare has been the center of much discussion during the last few weeks. Whether you agree or disagree with the politics and conversations surrounding it, this is a conversation worth having, because healthcare is big and complicated and touches everyone. Here at Voices, we love well-informed advocates almost as much as we like teachable moments, […]

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We’ve Moved!

We’ve Moved!

Published: Mar 30, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: News

The Voices team has officially relocated to our new office space at 75 Marietta Street NW, Suite 401. We still have a good bit of unpacking and settling in to do during the next few weeks, but thanks to our amazing Office Manager, Melanie Dowdell, and our generous supporters, especially the Tull Foundation, we are up […]

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This Child is Talking to You

This Child is Talking to You

Published: Jan 26, 2017   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Did you know that nearly 80% of the children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don’t get them? In fact, the top three causes of school absence are health related. On Wednesday, February 1, Voices for Georgia’s Children, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC), and our collective network will come together to promote action and awareness about equity and access to quality healthcare for youth with the official launch of our #ThisChildIsTalking2U videos.

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