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At Voices for Georgia’s Children, child health is one component of our comprehensive policy agenda. 


 

Snapshot of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services in Georgia

Voices for Georgia’s Children has released a new publication, Snapshot of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services in Georgia, which serves as an essential resource for advocates and practitioners.


 

Childhood Trauma: Discussion & Policy Solutions 

Research shows that adverse traumatic experiences in childhood can not only affect a child’s perception of his or her environment and the child’s role in it, but trauma can also affect a child’s brain development, making it all the more challenging to reach successful adulthood. Understanding the sources and impact of trauma should guide our approach to children’s services and to the training of personnel in all child serving systems, including health care providers, school staff, juvenile courts, DFCS staff).


 

The Facts About Medicaid and Peachcare

Voices for Georgia’s Children has released a new publication, The Facts About Medicaid and Peachcare, which serves as an essential resource for advocates and practitioners.


 

How Telehealth Can Augment Care

Voices for Georgia’s Children has released a new publication, How Telehealth Can Augment Care, which serves as an essential resource for advocates and practitioners.


 

Georgia’s Crisis in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health lies at the core of the majority of the problems we see in education, juvenile justice and child welfare. And the challenges don’t stop there –– they continue into adulthood.


 

Salary Fact Sheet

Governor Deal’s proposed pay increases for child-serving positions in Georgia highlight not only his commitment to helping children, but also the importance of supporting these valuable workers. As is reflected in the Governor’s proposed budget for FY17, pay increases for these positions would help address issues of retention and recruitment, and we believe this is a laudable step towards ensuring sufficient services for children and support for the Georgians that serve them.


 

Child Sexual Abuse in Georgia

In 2015, there were 927 reported cases of child sexual abuse in Georgia. This fact sheet covers statistics on the perpetrators and victims of child sexual abuse, the dangers of labeling children as sexual predators, and ways you can help prevent child sexual abuse. References for this fact sheet can be found here.


 

School-Based Health Centers: Maximizing Access to Quality Care

School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are primary care centers within schools that provide convenient,
accessible, and comprehensive health care services to children, families, and school personnel.
There are currently 2,315 SBHCs in the United States.


 

School-Based Health Center in Georgia

 

SBHCs can quickly become self-sustainable when start-up funds are available. Currently, 18 of 49 states with SBHCs have developed state-run funds for administering SBHC grants. 

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