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Blog Archive: March 2020

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Stabilize Child Care with the CARES Act Stimulus

As COVID-19 continues to present challenges to the child care community, we are looking for ways tht  policymakers can respond. On March 27th, Congress included $3.5 billion in additional resources…

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act In Your Community

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27th to create a $2 trillion economic stimulus efforts for business, health care, communities, and families. Implementing the CARES Act will…

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Counting Young African American Children

This blog was originally published by COUNT ALL KIDS, which can be found on its website here. This week is Black Census Week, a project of the National Coalition on Black…

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Easing Families’ Financial Burdens through Federal Response to COVID-19

On March 18, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides relief to health care systems, additional paid sick leave, family leave and unemployment benefits.   On March 26,…

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Easing Financial Hardship through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Voices recognized that long-term economic stability is an adverse childhood experience (ACES), which can create and cause economic trauma as a result of toxic stress on the young brain. The…

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COVID 19 – Virginia Foster Care Policy Recommendations

The Foster Care Policy Network is comprised of partners from across the Commonwealth who represent policy advocates, service providers, parents and caregivers, and—most especially—youth to identify key legislative opportunities to…

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The COVID-19 Child Care Conundrum

Families are in a child care conundrum. What do you do with your children who are out of school for an undetermined amount of weeks? What do you to ensure…

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Historic Investment for Children’s Mental Health: 2020 Legislative Session

On Thursday, March 12th, the Virginia General Assembly wrapped up its historic 2020 session by passing a two-year budget that makes historic investments in mental health services for children and…

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Foster Care Alumae Need Housing as Colleges Close

In the last 24 hours, Voices’ has learned that many Virginia colleges and universities are closing to protect the health and well-being of students because of the COVID- 19 pandemic….

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2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia’s Session Successes!

We would like to thank the advocates who joined us to advocate on behalf of our 2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia’s Unified Policy Agenda. In recognition, we are celebrating…

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