Feelings Fuel Behaviors

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to train professionals across Tennessee, who work with children and families, to use Kimochis®. Kimochis® is a social, emotional learning tool that helps children and families communicate and talk about their feelings and behaviors. So, I am sitting in a training … Read More

It’s Re-enrollment Time!

It’s Re-enrollment Time! Kroger is updating its Community Rewards Program for the 2016 season. If you are currently participating in the program, you must re-enroll to continue supporting Tennessee Voices for Children. It’s a very simple process – see the instructions below. The Community Rewards Program has been a wonderful … Read More

What happens after…

Throughout my short career in mental health, I have come across so many stories like the one below* – stories of youth who have suffered from intense feelings. The details of the stories change, but the overall theme is the same. These youth do not know how to deal with … Read More

The Helpers

  My parents and I spent the weekend on a road trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. Spending time with your parents as an adult is a wonderful thing. We have a great time laughing and enjoying each other’s company. As our road trip begin, the conversation quickly turned to recent events. … Read More

To be Courageous, Strong, and Equipped

It was the eve of Mother’s Day.  I found myself alone in a rarely quiet moment in the morning.  I have three large windows that stretch from floor to ceiling in my dining room and I had turned myself in the chair so that I could sit right next to … Read More

The Networker Newsletter 2016

  Quarter 1, 2016 – TVC remembers longtime supporter and advocate, Dr. Lorraine Williams Greene and takes a look back at Children’s Advocacy Days and Behavioral Health Day on Capitol Hill and look ahead toward the Big Payback and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.   Resources: The Networker Newsletter 2016- Quarter 1

The Networker Newsletter 2015

Quarter 1- TVC Leadership-Past and Present, Children’s Advocacy Days, Behavioral Health Day on the Hill, The Big Payback, TVC Launches New Website, and Upcoming State of the Child Conference. Quarter 2- TVC partners with PCAT in April for Child abuse Prevention Month, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Youth M.O.V.E. in the … Read More

SAMHSA New Report

Prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison SCIENCE AND SERVICE NEWS UPDATES SAMHSA’S NEW REPORT TRACKS THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF AMERICA A new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report illuminates … Read More

TVC Upcoming Trainings

Tennessee Voices for Children is excited to announce the following upcoming trainings to be offered throughout the State of Tennessee: Strengthening Families Program A 14 session, science-based parenting skills, children’s life skills, and family life skills training program designed for families with children 6-16 years of age. Cost: Free Dates … Read More