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Focusing on the Whole Child

We amplify the voices of Georgia’s children at the highest levels of government. Because we believe every child in Georgia can thrive when given the opportunity, we advance laws, policies, and actions that improve all areas of child wellbeing – particularly those furthest from opportunity. Addressing one area, such as quality education, while neglecting others like adequate nutrition, healthcare, and safe and stable housing, only leads to marginal improvements in a child’s life. In doing so, we must also look at disparities and inequities in access to the foundations needed to thrive. Time and again, determined advocates of all sorts have worked to chip away at barriers impeding Georgia’s kids. However, until we intentionally and holistically address inequities stemming from income level, racial bias and racism, educational status, geography, disability, and gender and sexual orientation bias, efforts to help the children and youth of our state will fall woefully short. By championing the “whole child” approach, Voices is advancing systemic change on behalf of Georgia’s children.

The Latest from Voices

The Impact of COVID-19 on Head Start Programs and Families

This report, in collaboration with GEEARS, explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Head Start families and identify opportunities to strengthen the relationship between Head Start programs, managers, and health care professionals.

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Sustaining Georgia's Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Workforce Through Supervision

This report explores clinical supervision models and ways providers can support and retain emerging professionals.

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Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funds as Designated by the FY2022 Budget

We break down federal funding allocated in the American Rescue Plan that is included in the FY 22 State Budget.

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Federal Legislation Summaries

This living document summaries the series of laws passed by Congress to support Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Expanding Access to Fresh, Local Produce for Early Head Start and Head Start Families

This report details how WIC Farmers' Markets can play a crucial role in increasing access local and nutritious foods.

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Supporting Children's Mental Health in Georgia Schools: How Three School-Based Mental Health Providers Serve Students

Our report details how three school-based mental health providers serve schools and offers recommendations for overcoming barriers to success.

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Our Work

Our work is guided by our belief that every child deserves to have his or her needs met.

A Solid
Start

Healthy Minds
And Bodies

Strong And
Stable Families

Fair
Treatment

Quality

Out-Of-School Time

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