VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY RESEARCH CENTER

aka Voices for Children of San Antonio   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.voicessa.org
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Mission

Voices for Children of San Antonio expands our community's capacity to respond to current and emerging needs of children and their families through purposeful and strategic advocacy that improves programs, practices and policy.

Ruling year info

2001

President/CEO

Dr. Kathleen A Fletcher Ph.D., M.P.H.

Main address

118 North Medina Street Suite 121

San Antonio, TX 78207 USA

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Formerly known as

Vision for Children Community Research Center

EIN

74-2987232

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Voices for Children identifies the most pressing needs of children. In this community, child maltreatment continues to be a major problem with typically, the highest rate and number of confirmed victims of abuse and neglect in the state; poverty, particularly generational poverty, is increasing; domestic violence is so prevalent as to be endemic, and is increasing; many children are ill-prepared to enter school and consequently, academic achievement continues to be low in this community. Children in this community, particularly minority children, who comprise the majority, experience multiple adversities. We have come to see and identify trauma and resulting toxic stress as at the root of many continuing negative outcomes. Voices work, with many partners, will address the issues of trauma and toxic stress, integrating this work throughout all current focus areas.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Advocacy and Activities

Voices will convene and mobilize community partners and stakeholders toward advocacy and action around identified and emerging priorities in Child Abuse and Neglect, to decrease the number of children who are victims of maltreatment.

Population(s) Served

The Early Care and Education Training Initiative continues to provide free, accessible and excellent professional development opportunities for those who care for infants and young children in child care centers and home care settings.

Population(s) Served

Voices will convene and mobilize community partners and stakeholders toward advocacy and action around identified and emerging priorities in Children’s Health/ Mental Health, specifically to address the documented increase in teen suicide.

Population(s) Served

Community service event, bringing together children's advocates from throughout the community to learn about latest research, current and critical issues, best and innovative practices and prioritize areas of work in the coming year.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Voices for America's Children 2001

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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Totals By Year
Context Notes

Unduplicated: free early care/education professional development; expanding capacity of system of evidence-based prevention programs; annual conference as community service; community presentations.

Number of new programs/program sites

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Totals By Year
Context Notes

Year 1, eight SafeCare home visitors trained representing five organizations throughout county; home visitors certified or progressing toward certification, two toward coach certification.

Number of program/model/intervention innovations

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Totals By Year
Context Notes

2015-Alamo Area Teen Suicide Prevention Coalition; Bexar County Early Intervention Program ("Baby Court"); 2017-develop/ train/ coordinate SafeCare Home Visiting program through multiple partners.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The overarching goal of Voices' operations, with specific programs and initiatives, is to improve the quality of life and outcomes for Bexar County children with a focus on those who are most vulnerable.

Program Goal: To improve the quality of life and outcomes for Bexar County children through community engagement, collaboration, advocacy and action. Voices will convene and mobilize community partners and stakeholders toward advocacy and action around identified and emerging priorities in:

Early care and Education, specifically to address the cognitive, emotional and social development of infants and preschoolers in child care and improve the overall quality of care;

Children's Health/ Mental Health, specifically to address the documented increase in teen suicide;

Integrating throughout the above focus areas recognition and attention to trauma/ Adverse Childhood Experiences and the amelioration of toxic stress.

Voices responds to community and state issues affecting the quality of life for children through data/knowledge sharing, researching best practices & by convening and organizing stakeholders and is increasingly viewed as the “go to" convener and coalition builder.

We work with city and state leaders to ensure that children's priorities are on the forefront of discussion and implementation. Voices collaborates with nearly 200 organizations and child serving systems including schools to ensure that strategies in preventing child abuse, improving the quality of early childhood education and prioritizing the health & safety of our youngest community members are developed and put into action. Currently, Voices and two leading organizations are convening and chairing the new South Texas Consortium on Trauma-Informed care.


Voices' annual Congress on Children highlights critical issues and legislation affecting children and families and presents research and new or best practices.

Voices has a lengthy history of convening, organizing and collaborating around critical issues. Over 200 partner organizations and stakeholders work together on any of several initiatives, committed to working together to improve the lives and outcomes of the most vulnerable children. In the face of political realities, particularly the often slow process of policy change, and immediate needs of children, in recent years, Voices has been focused on transforming advocacy into targeted action.

The early childhood training initiative and teen suicide prevention coalition are examples of pilot projects that are being sustained and expanded. The Early Intervention "Baby" Court is transforming the local child welfare system's approach to intervention with the youngest children and their families. Experienced staff convene and collaborate with partners, identifying children's needs, building consensus, executing pilots and demonstration projects and building focused coalitions.

Annual Congress on Children provides an educational forum for child advocates from throughout the community to gather, network, hear about the latest research, best practices and legislation that affect children and to prioritize efforts for the coming years.

Early Care and Education Training initiative, in its sixth year, is the largest source of professional development for child care providers. 7,000(unduplicated) have participated, most multiple times. Partners' commitment make these free events possible and sustainable. As an “advocacy and action" initiative, collaborating with City Council Districts keeps issues before local decision makers.

Voices continues to partner with Bexar County Early Intervention Program (“baby court"), now implementing the SafeCare Home Visiting program and supporting development of county-wide prevention.

New Consortium for Trauma-Informed Care is in process; planning beginning to establish young child resource center and crisis nursery.

Financials

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Operations

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VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY RESEARCH CENTER

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Gregory Hudspeth

St. Philip's College

Term: 2013 - 2018

Sue Hancock

Early Childhood Consultant

Betty Berchelmann

Community Volunteer

Toni Hill

Community Advocate for Children with Disabilities, Military Family Advocate

Eric Wilson

Wilson Brown Law

George Block

Block SVF, LLC

Ricardo Cedillo

Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc.

Angela Clark

Clark Construction; Community Children's Advocate

David Jordan

Leon Valley City Councilman / Retired Air Force

Priti Laxmi

Baptist Health System

Francisco Martinez

Valero Energy

Kevin Terrill

Bexar County District Attorney's Office

Kelli Epp

The DeBerry Group

Mandi Svatek

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Mary Reilly-Magee

Love to Swim and Tumble School

Robin Howard

Community Advocate

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No