Blog Archive: June 2022

RTRW 2022: Themes and Presentations

We are looking forward to our third year recognizing Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, August 22 – 28, 2022. Each year, we intentionally select RTRW themes to reflect the intersections…

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Governor Youngkin Amendments Add $5 Million for Foster Care

The Virginia General Assembly will have one more chance to improve foster care with Governor Youngkin’s proposed amendments to the budget. While the House and Senate accepted a budget compromise…

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General Assembly 2022: Mental Health Wrap-Up

The momentum was in place for children’s mental health in Virginia. The US Surgeon General and key advocates declared a national emergency to confront a decade-long decline in children’s mental…

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Voices Recent Trip to the White House

In Creole’ (Black, Indigenous and French) families, it is common for someone in the family to have an ancestral gift of hearing or even seeing from their ancestors who have…

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General Assembly 2022: Child Welfare Wrap-Up

The Foster Care system has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last two years foster families have experienced greater financial stress, fewer foster parents have become trained,…

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General Assembly 2022: Health and Wellness Wrap-Up

Understanding the social determinants of health (SDOH) that impact children’s lives informs how we advocate for policies that improve the health and well-being of all children, especially children of color…

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General Assembly 2022: Early Education Wrap-Up

Virginia lawmakers continued to create a path for growth and expansion in early education with the outcomes of the budget negotiations in the 2022 General Assembly Session. Building off years…

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2022 General Assembly Budget Passes with Bipartisan Progress for Kids

Click here to register for our upcoming Zoom webinar on June 14 as we discuss General Assembly results and what they mean for children and families in Virginia. After several…

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