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Blog Archive: December 2020

2021 General Assembly Session: Foster Care Priorities

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 takes…

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Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Proposal

On Wednesday, Governor Northam announced his proposed amendments to the 2020-2022 biennial budget. The proposed budget focuses on funding for Virginia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, paths for economic recovery and steps…

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2021 General Assembly Session: Mental Health Priorities

Children’s mental health is facing a critical system change moment right now. There has never been a moment when mental health needs were more prevalent or more normalized. There are…

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2021 General Assembly Session: Early Care and Education Priorities

There is no question that 2020 has dramatically changed the early learning sector in Virginia. As of late November, one-third of the licensed child care capacity in the state were still closed. Most of…

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2021 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Priorities

As the world faced stay-at-home orders in March 2020, communities across the country witnessed expanded attention that was called to what is essentially dual pandemics, the COVID-19 pandemic and racism…

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New report highlights what families are experiencing during the pandemic

Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond was released on December 12, 2020 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in partnership with Voices for…

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Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation – Advocate This 2021 GA Session

The Virginia General Assembly begins January 13th! With a virtual session this year, traditional advocacy will either be limited or not exist at all due to COVID-19 restrictions. Advocacy is…

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