NASHVILLE, TN – September, 24, 2012 — On Thursday night September 20, 2012, Tennessee Voices for Children, a non-profit organization, honored those who have made a tremendous positive impact on Children’s Mental Health Initiatives. Tennessee Voices for Children was organized in 1990 by Tipper Gore as a statewide coalition of individuals, agencies and organizations working together as a Steering Council to promote children’s health and education services. TVC has progressed to become a statewide and national source of referral, support, and advocacy for families and the systems that serve them.
TVC has taken the lead in promoting the use of a coordinated system of care in Tennessee that includes family support and community engagement as key components. TVC works collaboratively with parents, professionals, state and federal officials, policy makers as well as TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Education, and Department of Children’s Services, to ensure that services provided to children and families in Tennessee are family-driven, community-based, and culturally and linguistically competent.
Senator Doug Overbey was honored at this event for his support of Children’s Mental Health Week. Senator Overbey has demonstrated during his time as a legislator a compassion for children and mental illness. He has been a tireless champion on a wide variety of issues that seek to protect as well as enhance children’s lives in Tennessee. His wisdom and leadership is widely respected in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly.
For more information please contact Tennessee Voices for Children online at tnvoice.org or by phone (615) 269-7751.