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Blog Archive: July 2018

Kinship Care Listening Tour

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

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

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

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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Family First Prevention Services Act Recorded Webinar and Call for Stories

The Family First Prevention Services Act reforms Title IV-E and Title IV-B of the Social Security Act, the federal child welfare financing streams that provide services to families at risk of entering…

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Donor and Advocate Brenda Tanner Appreciates Voices’ Multi-Issue Approach

Dr. Brenda Tanner has been speaking up for kids since she started teaching elementary school in 1976. During a 42-year career in public education, her commitment to doing what’s best…

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Beth Hilscher, a Voice for Mental Health Reform

The bullet that ended a daughter’s life couldn’t silence a mother’s voice. Emily Hilscher was a first-year student at Virginia Tech in 2007 when she became a victim of the…

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