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Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Published: Nov 6, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

Can you smell it? The turkey cooking in the oven. The sweet potato casserole cooling down on the counter? Thanksgiving is almost here, and it is a great opportunity to introduce kids to new foods that they might not have tried before. Appropriately, this month’s Harvest of the Month is sweet potatoes. These sweet, starchy […]

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Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Published: Oct 26, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , ,

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black stopped by Little Ones Learning Center during October to celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week. While there, Commissioner Black took a moment to read Click Clack Moo to one classroom and Our Community Garden to another. He also got a first-hand look at the learning center’s on-site garden and took part in a taste test with […]

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New Podcast Spotlights Barriers to Health Care for Georgia’s Children

New Podcast Spotlights Barriers to Health Care for Georgia’s Children

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , , ,

Voices for Georgia’s Children has launched an inaugural podcast series — Challenges for Children – focused on barriers to health care for children. In April 2018, the Voices for Georgia’s Children team set out to find out why so many of their state’s children were being left behind. Team members traveled to Whitfield, Dougherty, Effingham, and Lamar counties […]

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Many Georgia kids face barriers to health insurance, medical care

Many Georgia kids face barriers to health insurance, medical care

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , , , ,

More than 80 percent of uninsured Georgia children were eligible for coverage in government health insurance programs in 2016, but were not enrolled, a new report says. Several barriers to enrollment and medical services can prevent kids from getting the care they need, said the report, from the advocacy group Voices for Georgia’s Children. Read […]

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GBI Releases Eye-opening Video Targeting Youth Suicide

GBI Releases Eye-opening Video Targeting Youth Suicide

Published: Jul 18, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags:

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the release of a new video that puts a new focus prevent suicide among children. It’s the second in a series of videos by the GBI, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Voices for Georgia’s Children and the Division of Family and Children Services.

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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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Suicide Prevention PSAs Release

Suicide Prevention PSAs Release

Published: Feb 7, 2018   |   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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