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Blog Category: Foster Care and Adoption

How to Connect with Your Legislator

Elected officials work to turn ideas into laws; they spend a great deal of their time identifying problems faced by their constituents to create solutions. Remember, legislators are everyday people…

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Advocacy Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate!

We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard! Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be…

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Send In Your Comments: Commission on Youth Study on Foster Care

The Virginia Commission on Youth studies and provides recommendations addressing the needs of and services for youth and their families. During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly took major…

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Apply Now: Foster Care & Kinship Care Youth Advocacy Day!

Voices for Virginia’s Children is looking for 20 young people with lived experiences in Virginia’s foster care system and formal/informal kinship care to participate in “Uplifting Young Voices: Foster and…

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Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern

Guest author — Voices intern Hannah Adams This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside the talented staff at Voices in order to learn more about the…

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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide

Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the…

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We Must End the Pipeline of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Recently, I was given an incredible opportunity to present at the Jim Casey Youth Initiatives National Conference and gave remarks at the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth’s briefing.  The Annie…

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Belonging: The Crossroad of Foster and Kinship Care

For the Month of May, Foster Care Month, Voices will feature guest blogs from organizations that are a part of our Foster Care Unified Policy Network. Belonging: The Crossroad of…

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Guest Blog: Every Child Deserves a Thriving Family

For the Month of May, Foster Care Month, Voices will feature guest blogs from organizations that are a part of our Foster Care Unified Policy Network. Guest Author: Cassie Cunningham,…

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Recap- Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma & Resilience 4/25/19

On Thursday April 25, 2019 Voices hosted over 950 attendees at the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The goal of the Summit was to connect child-serving professionals and…

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