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2021 GA Session: Conference Budget Report

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

The 2021 General Assembly is coming to close with good news for children and families. While the last year has produced tremendous disruptions and up and downs for families, the…

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2021 Legislative Session: Advocating for Kids in Child Welfare (Updated 2/26/2021)

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

In the 2020 legislative session, a number of key advancements were made for children and families in foster care, however these investments were almost all put on hold due to…

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2021 Legislative Session: Trauma-Informed & Equity-Informed Policy Solutions (Update 2/22/2021)

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

During the 2020 General Assembly Session, a number of incremental policy steps were taken to advance trauma-informed policy. In the wake of the pandemic, Virginia must recognize the need for…

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2021 Healthcare Access Legislative Session: Increasing Access to Healthcare (Update: 2/22/2021)

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

COVID-19 has further shed light on the inequities that exist in our healthcare system, including implicit biases and overall access to healthcare. External conditions can exacerbate one’s ability to be…

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2021 Legislative Agenda: Advocating for Family Economic Security (Update 2/22/2021)

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

Family Economic Security (FES) increases access to strong financial futures at the individual, community, and systemic level. It influences several components of an individual’s life, including physical, social, emotional, health…

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