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RECAP – 2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA Advocacy Day

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

Advocates from around the state joined us at the 2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy Day! The goal of the Campaign is to advocate for state-level policy investments around trauma-informed care across child-serving systems. Over 40 partners have endorsed the Campaign’s priorities this 2020 General Assembly Session.

View the FULL DAY RECAP here!

 

Morning Debrief: Advocates began the morning with a debrief of the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia’s Unified Policy Agenda and met with their group leaders to review talking points. Advocates then began walking to the General Assembly to attend meetings with legislators. Advocates handed out kindness cards to administrative assistants while attending meetings. You can view weekly policy updates by signing onto the Voices listserv!

Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy Day – MORNING RECAP. 

Kindness Card: “You are exactly where you need to be”

Afternoon Reflection: Following legislative meetings, advocates returned to the University of Richmond Downtown for afternoon reflection. Campaign partners shared their involvement in the Campaign and their support of policy agenda items in efforts to build a resilient Virginia.

Artists Showcase “Where Art Meets Advocacy!”  The Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy day followed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Artists helped advocates celebrate a resilient Virginia in showcasing work that met the themes peace and resiliency. The video below features longer performances from artists. 

We would like to thank the artists who join advocates throughout the day. We are thankful for your courage to share your experiences in overcoming trauma through resiliency with advocates. 

The Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Virtual Advocacy Day 

Advocates also had the option to participate in the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia’s Virtual Advocacy Day!  You can still keep the buzz alive by viewing the advocacy toolkit above and posting content on social media. See examples here!

The Southside Trauma-Informed Community Network says, “We are #TraumaInformedVA!” 

 

The 2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Photo Album

 

 

 

 

 

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