Busting Healthcare Myths

Busting Healthcare Myths

Published: May 24, 2016   |   Category: Blog

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, here we go.

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Juvenile Justice in DC (and Cupcakes in Georgia)

Juvenile Justice in DC (and Cupcakes in Georgia)

Published: Apr 29, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

So here’s the deal: I really wanted to write a long and scholarly article about how Georgia’s flag-bearing posture for juvenile justice reform has so greatly influenced our elected friends in Washington D.C. that we can see national policy reflecting our state’s juvenile justice findings and values.

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Let’s Help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Let’s Help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Published: Apr 25, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Did you know that nearly 80% of the children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don’t get them? May 5th is Children’s Mental Health Day, and together we can change the conversation about children’s mental health, and help more kids get the services they need.

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Georgia Pre-K Week 2015: A Delicious Dish

Georgia Pre-K Week 2015: A Delicious Dish

Published: Nov 1, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

After taking a big heaping serving of early learning, now is the time to sit back and relax after the big meal. The fifth annual Georgia Pre-K Week, October 5-9, has officially come to an end. Georgia Pre-K Week celebrates the importance of early education in laying the foundation for all future success, in school, in the workforce and in life.

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 5

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 5

Published: Oct 7, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! By Debbie Hillman, Black Child Development Institute-Atlanta When I was a little girl growing up in Covington, GA, neither preschool nor kindergarten were options for children of color. We had to wait to enter public school in grade one. Private kindergarten was available for other children; but, “our” money […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 4

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 4

Published: Oct 2, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

By Dr. Stanley W. DeJarnett, Executive Director Georgia Vision Project “Dad, read it to me one more time.” As the father of three, now grown, girls, I bet I have heard that a thousand times over the years. I was a teacher when they were young so I spent my days at school teaching other people’s […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 3

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 3

Published: Sep 28, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

My Daughter’s Hero By Julie Allen, Voices Board Member When my daughter was four years old I was pregnant with my third child.   It was a busy time in our household, balancing the needs of my other children and taking care of myself through what turned out to be a high-risk pregnancy. I must confess […]

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