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Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/27/17

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 Question: What can possibly be more embarrassing than testifying in committee with lipstick...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/20/17

> > > Download a PDF version of this update here Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Budget Breakdown Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous When I was a...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/13/17

> > > Download a PDF version of this update here Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Budget Breakdown Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous As happens...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 2/6/17

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 Lots of times, the capitol reminds me of a big huge version of “Career Day” at my...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 1/30/17

>>> Download a PDF version of this update here Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Budget Breakdown Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous First of all, I...

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This Child is Talking to You

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...

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What does Father’s Day have to do with brains?

By Polly McKinney & Erica Fener Sitkoff Think back to just a few days ago on Father’s Day. Dads all over the country were awakened to trays of rainbow-sprinkled, syrup-covered toaster waffles prepared with love by their children. While calorie counting tends to fly out the window on holidays,...

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Announcing: 2016 Big Voice for Children Awards

Please extend your congratulations to our official 2016 Big Voice Honorees, and join us for our annual celebration this year on Friday, September 9th at Mason Fine Art. You don’t want to miss this classic celebration of those who play an outsized role in helping children in Georgia with some...

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Busting Healthcare Myths

If you’ve ever been to college, or summer camp, or really if you have been involved with school general, you have probably heard of the game Two Truths and a Lie. I think games make things more interesting, so today we are going to play the child advocate version: Two Lies and a Truth. Alright,...

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Legislative Wins for Kids

Now that the 2016 legislative session has come to a close, and the Governor has signed most of the passed bills, the big question is: What are the big things lawmakers did for children this session? This year, our friends at the State House . . .  1.) Passed a child-friendly budget Some of the...

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