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Blog Archive: January 2020

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Addressing Preschool Suspension and Expulsion in Virginia It is well documented that the first years of life are critical for building the foundation of social-emotional development…

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Recap: Uplifting Young Voices Foster & Kinship Care Youth Advocacy Day

On January 15th Voices hosted its first-ever foster & kinship care youth advocacy day with a youth cohort that was selected in September. In November, the cohort participated in an…

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2020 Legislative Session Advocating For Kids In Foster Care (Updated Jan. 17th)

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

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Jan. 21st- Campaign Virtual Advocacy Toolkit

Dear Advocates, We are thankful for your tireless support! With your support last year, we had a successful 2019 GA Session, and we looked forward to seeing all that we…

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Call for Artists, Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA- where art meets advocacy!

Help us advocate for a Trauma-Informed Virginia! The mission of Voices for Virginia’s Children is to champion public policies to improve the lives of Virginia’s children. These are laws that…

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Children’s Mental Health highlights in Northam’s 2020-2022 proposed budget

What’s in the Governor’s Budget for children’s mental health? Highlights from the Governor’s Introduced Budget: 2020-2022 On December 17th, Governor Northam presented his proposed  biennium budget to the Joint Money…

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Foster Care Highlights in 2020 Proposed Budgets

During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly took major steps forward to address the challenges within our foster care system that were identified in the JLARC report. In 2019, the first-ever bi-partisan…

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