Voices’ Legislative Update – 3/12/18

Voices’ Legislative Update – 3/12/18

Published: Mar 12, 2018   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous     I bet you can’t guess what my favorite event of the week was. Was it the final passage of the Amended FY 2018 budget? No. Was […]

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 3/5/18

Voices’ Legislative Update – 3/5/18

Published: Mar 5, 2018   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous Hello there. Well, Crossover day has ended; the smoke has cleared and the sun has returned. The world is still spinning and my daughter still thinks I am […]

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/26/18

Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/26/18

Published: Feb 26, 2018   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous When I look back on my life, I think about all the jobs I could have had, all the careers I could have chosen. It occurs to me […]

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/20/18

Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/20/18

Published: Feb 20, 2018   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous   Last week, I could barely let go of my children.  One is 15 and one is 17.  I drove them to school and watched them walk into […]

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Pre-K Week 2018 Launched at the Capitol!

Pre-K Week 2018 Launched at the Capitol!

Published: Feb 15, 2018   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

Out of the Dog House, into the State House! On Tuesday, February 13, Georgia Pre-K Week 2018 was officially announced at the Georgia State Capitol with DECAL’s mascot, CALi, and the Pre-K Teachers of the Year, Nathan Leatherwood and Jodi McNamara! The eighth annual Georgia Pre-K Week is scheduled for October 1-5, 2018. This year’s Pre-K Week […]

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/12/18

Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/12/18

Published: Feb 12, 2018   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous   So, if the North Koreans and South Koreans can figure out how to get along okay enough to play on the same hockey team together in the […]

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Videos are New State Tactic Against Teen Suicides

Videos are New State Tactic Against Teen Suicides

Published: Feb 11, 2018   |   Category: Media

The state has produced powerful new videos in an effort to help combat teenage suicide. The Public Service Announcements, released by the GBI’s Child Fatality Review Panel, feature teens talking about depression and hopelessness – and ways to overcome them.

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Citing High Teen Suicide Rates, Georgia releases PSA

Citing High Teen Suicide Rates, Georgia releases PSA

Published: Feb 8, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags:

In the past three years, 144 Georgians under age 25 have taken their own lives, according to the Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel. The group says that 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 likely attempted suicide during the same three-year period.

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New PSA Targets Preventing Youth Suicides

New PSA Targets Preventing Youth Suicides

Published: Feb 8, 2018   |   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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