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Blog Archive: June 2021

Child Tax Credit Awareness

The stagnation and lack of change in the childhood poverty rate calls for policy makers to do something dramatic and innovative about it. We are excited that the American Rescue Plan included…

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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book Release

The 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally as well as state by state and…

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In Recognition of Juneteenth

The newly federally-recognized holiday Juneteenth celebrates the last enslaved people being freed in the United States. This day commemorates June 19th, 1865, rather than January 1st, 1863, when the Emancipation…

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Introduction to the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act that passed in March 2021 is the third federal relief package and totals $1.9 trillion. It includes a wide range of benefits to create a…

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Virginia Department of Health Releases Two Dashboards: Equity in Action & Equity at a Glance

The Virginia Department of Health has released two new dashboards focused on equity: Equity in Action & Equity at a Glance. Equity in Action highlights data related to programs and initiatives…

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The Impact of Having Clinicians of Color

This is a guest blog post written by Olivya Wilson, MSW, LCSW, the Parent Engagement Coordinator for Greater Richmond SCAN. This is part one on the impact of having clinicians…

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Child Care State Plan Advocacy Opportunity: Compensation and Infrastructure

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the child care sector in Virginia. Our policymakers must take measures to stabilize the sector and ensure children have safe and nurturing care when parents…

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