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Evident Change Zoom Meeting
Join the next Evident Change session - September 27 at 11 am PST Building the Data Ecology Map for Strong Start - Goal Setting and Evaluation Planning. Sign up below to receive the zoom link: [wpforms id="3970" title="true"]
Join Our Legislator Roundtable!
Join us, Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 2 pm - 3:30 pm for a Legislative Roundtable. This discussion will feature Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow, Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, and Assemblywoman Claire Thomas as they discuss 2023 bill drafts that the legislators have or plan to submit for 2023, including:(more…)
Join the Youth Advisory Board!
Help support investments in mental health for our children
Nevada’s children face a mental health crisis like never before. Over 34,000 Nevada youth suffered from at least one major depressive episode in 2020. An estimated 22,000 did not receive treatment. Over 8,000 Nevada youth lack coverage for mental health even if they are insured.* Due to the lack of mental health providers, especially in rural areas, these numbers are undoubtedly higher. Nevada is ranked 51st in the nation for the prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care. Together, we can change that. On Wednesday, August 17th at 9 am, the Interim Finance Committee (IFC) will meet to determine several of the Governor’s proposals to invest ARP funds into Nevada, including critically-needed funding for one of our most vulnerable populations - our children. Over $50 million dollars for children’s mental health services and investing in infrastructure to support our children at school, home, and in needed medical facilities. (more…)
Foster Youth Graduation
Students in Nevada's foster care system age out even as they are graduating high school. Many will not have the support or resources other students will have as they embark on a college, trade, or workforce career. (more…)
Providing Public Comment to the IFC Meeting
Educators, Share Your Story.
Educators, Share Your Story. Early educators are a vital part of our community, providing children with a head start to academic success, and parents with important support and care. The Children's Advocacy Alliance (CAA) is collecting stories of early educators for similar future projects like the one below which we use to show legislators and business leaders how challenging and rewarding the life of an early educator can be. https://www.caanv.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Child-Care-Subsidy-StoryBook.pdf
Thank Nevada’s Child Care Providers!
Join the Children's Advocacy Alliance in thanking Nevada's Child Care Providers! Essential service and emergency workers are at the heart of this pandemic. We owe so much more than words can offer to those risking their health each and every day for us. Behind many of those essential and emergency workers are the invisible heroes of the child care industry, working hard to make sure their kids are safe while their parents continue to work. COVID-19 is highlighting our community’s need for child care providers, more now than ever. Whether you have children of your own in child care, whether you’re working or not, and whether or not you have your own children, access to child care for essential and emergency workers impacts you. Please join the Children’s Advocacy Alliance in sending a letter of thanks to child care providers across our state.
Urgent Request: Ask your lawmakers to support children and families
Urgent Request: Ask your lawmakers to support children and families in future legislation in response to the COVID-19 crisis As Congress considers a far-reaching economic stimulus package and other legislation in response to the COVID-19 crisis, join the Children's Advocacy Alliance in urging lawmakers to include robust supports for Nevada's Children and Families.
Share your Child Care Story!
The Children's Advocacy Alliance urges you to share your child care story. By sharing your story, you can help policymakers identify the change needed to develop a safe, affordable, and high-quality early care and learning system that works for all families.