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Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia: Education Initiatives

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

The Unified Policy Agenda for the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Virginia includes policy priorities in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and prevention. On Thursday, December 13th Governor Northam gave a…

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Sustaining Preschool Opportunities for 1,500 Students

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

First Lady Pam Northam announced proposed investments in early childhood education at the Joint Subcommittee on Virginia Preschool Initiative Reform on December 10, 2018. The First Lady, and Chief School…

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Children’s Mental Health Legislative Priorities 2019

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Everette

Over the last several years, behavioral health has been a focus for policymakers in Virginia. Efforts made by our Medicaid and behavioral health agencies and the Deeds Commission  have signaled Virginia’s…

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Foster Care 2019 Legislative Agenda & Talking Points

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Foster care is a state-run program that provides temporary care for children who cannot live with their family of origin. Through this system, the local department of social services takes…

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JLARC Report on Foster Care Highlights Virginia’s Long Standing Failings in Foster Care

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Virginia’s foster care system is #1 in the nation for keeping children with their biological families, therefore reducing the need for foster care. However, Virginia continues to rank 49th in…

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