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Blog Archive: January 2020

Kid-Friendly Advocacy Activity: Make an invitation to Playdate at the Capitol

We are inviting delegates and senators to learn more about why investments in early childhood are important by asking them to come and play with children at the Playdate at…

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Recap – Foster Care Advocacy Day Hosted by Children’s Home Society

This year Children’s Home Society, a member of the foster care unified agenda, hosted the foster care advocacy day for families and professionals in the field. The purpose of this…

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Fund Community-Level Prevention through FACT

20% of Virginia’s children experience two or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The accumulation of ACEs are affiliated with risks, including alcoholism, depression, drug use, cardiovascular disease and more. Combating…

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

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…

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Bill Explainer: Early Childhood Reform SB578/HB1012

The Governor’s early childhood education reform bill (SB578/HB1012) is moving along. As of Jan. 31st the House version (Del. Bulova’s HB1012) is in the Appropriations committee and the Senate version…

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Less than 5 Percent of Foster Youth Obtain a Driver’s Licenses While in Care: How Virginia Lawmakers Can Change That

The Problem Learning to drive in the teen years is a rite of passage to young adulthood for millions of youth. It brings new levels of independence and opportunities, enabling…

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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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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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