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Keeping Students Safe and Well

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

Written by Dillon Wild, UVA Batten School MPP 2019 In response to recent tragic school shootings, the Virginia General Assembly established the House Select Committee on School Safety in an…

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Kinship Care Listening Tour

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Virginia is ranked 49th in the country for the number of children aging out of foster care without a permanent connection. Children who are unable to live with their family…

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Cheers for improvements in child care subsidy

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

There were two major victories for children’s advocates in the budget deal Congress reached earlier this year; the creation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (view our webinar for…

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Nanci Pedulla Champions Benefits of Home Visiting for Child Development

Posted:  -  By: Cassie Price

Nanci Pedulla, director of Healthy Families, a Northern Virginia Family Service home visiting program, has witnessed countless examples of the positive impact of home visiting programs on children and families….

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Laurie Flynn, Tireless Advocate for Children’s Mental Health, Kids in Foster Care

Posted:  -  By: Cassie Price

Laurie Flynn had been the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for less than a month when her 17-year-old daughter attempted suicide in 1984. Her daughter…

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