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 systemic inequities stemming from income level, educational status, geography, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and race, efforts to help the children and youth of our state will fall woefully short. By championing the “whole child” approach, Voices is leading a movement to advance systemic change on behalf of Georgia’s children.
The Latest from Voices
These comprehensive dashboards show where Georgia is and is not in terms of policies and practices during the COVID-19 response.
Parents and caregivers can explore an offering of resources - from virtual learning to talking to their kids about the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Our report details two models of school-based telehealth in Georgia and offers recommendations for navigating common challenges to implementation.
Our work is guided by our belief that every child deserves to have his or her needs met.