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Blog Archive: June 2020

The Pandemic as a Trauma

In March, the world witnessed a virus that quickly hit close to home as it impacted children and families all over the world. Youth and kids have tried to cope…

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Advancing Equity Through Data

From the outset of COVID-19, the pandemic put a spotlight on inequities within our systems and exacerbated problems children and families were already facing. Contrary to what many said in…

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Virginia Ranks 14th in U.S. for Child Well-Being

The 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally and state by state and ranks the…

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TAKE ACTION: Speak Up About Returning to School

For parents across Virginia we know this is a confusing time. Many school divisions are making plans to manage COVID-19 health precautions and return to school. For parents and students…

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Federal Action Needed for Virginia Foster Care Reforms

As a nation we have all felt slightly out of control of our lives for the past few months, a lot like children and families involved in the child welfare…

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“Parents are at a breaking point”: May 2020 Parent Survey Results

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT & RECOMMENDATIONS Parents are at a breaking point. After three months at home with their children balancing work, home school and all caregiving responsibilities the stress of…

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Black Lives Matter

In response to the horrific murder of George Floyd and other Black Americans, Voices for Virginia’s Children stands in unison with all people around the country who are actively speaking out…

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