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Blog Archive: March 2021

Asian American Trauma Impacting Virginia’s Children

There has been a 46% increase in acts of violence and discrimination of Asian Americans in the past year. According to data released by Stop AAPI Hate: 3,800 reports of…

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How Virginia’s Children are Faring One Year into the Pandemic

To the Voices’ family, March 11, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the day in which the world changed for everyone. In very short order, the World Health Organization declared…

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We’re Hiring: Advocacy and Engagement Manager

Voices for Virginia’s Children is hiring an Advocacy and Engagement Manager. As the Advocacy and Engagement Manager, you will be responsible for identifying advocacy opportunities, developing traditional, digital, and grassroots engagement and…

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New Child Abuse and Neglect Data

The Voices for Virginia’s Children KIDS COUNT Data Center is constantly updating and adding new indicators. Did you know that we track child abuse and neglect data from the Department…

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2021 General Assembly Results: Early Childhood

We are pleased to have so many partners around the state concerned with the well-being of young children and families. The 2021 General Assembly Session and 2020 Special Session produced…

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2021 Legislative Agenda: Advocating for Family Economic Security (Update 3/3/2021)

Family Economic Security (FES) increases access to strong financial futures at the individual, community, and systemic level. It influences several components of an individual’s life, including physical, social, emotional, health…

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2021 Legislative Session: Trauma-Informed & Equity-Informed Policy Solutions (Update 3/3/2021)

During the 2020 General Assembly Session, a number of incremental policy steps were taken to advance trauma-informed policy. In the wake of the pandemic, Virginia must recognize the need for…

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2021 Healthcare Access Legislative Session: Increasing Access to Healthcare (Update: 3/3/2021)

COVID-19 has further shed light on the inequities that exist in our healthcare system, including implicit biases and overall access to healthcare. External conditions can exacerbate one’s ability to be…

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Still We Rise: Creating Black History Recap

Many have made calls-to-action to restore the fundamental ideals of democracy in an attempt to divide an undivided nation. Liaising bridges across partisan lines, races and ethnicities, and generations is…

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