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Protected: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week #RTRW2020 – 8/2/20 to 8/8/20

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TAKE ACTION: Speak Up About Returning to School

For parents across Virginia we know this is a confusing time. Many school divisions are making plans to manage COVID-19 health precautions and return to school. For parents and students…

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“Parents are at a breaking point”: May 2020 Parent Survey Results

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT & RECOMMENDATIONS Parents are at a breaking point. After three months at home with their children balancing work, home school and all caregiving responsibilities the stress of…

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Black Lives Matter

In response to the horrific murder of George Floyd and other Black Americans, Voices for Virginia’s Children stands in unison with all people around the country who are actively speaking out…

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Katie Francis, LCSW at ChildSavers in Richmond, Virginia

Tele-mental health in Virginia: Addressing children’s mental health needs during COVID-19

Necessity is often the mother of invention. Since the onset of COVID-19, mental health providers across Virginia have been forced to rethink how they deliver treatment to those children and…

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Survey for Parents and Caregivers of Children Ages 0 to 13 years old

Help advocates, community organizations, and government leaders better understand what help families need to feel stable and secure. Please take 3-5 minutes to share your thoughts.  THANK YOU! WE RECEIVED…

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Faces of the Frontline: Shana Lynch, Sr. Family Services Specialist

Each morning, Shana Lynch wakes up to go to work as a family services specialist for Virginia’s child welfare system. She drives from her home in Eastern Henrico to the…

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Economic Stimulus Package for VA Child Care

On Wednesday, April 15, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pam Northam announced plans to use $70 million in federal economic stimulus funds to support child care programs. The plans…

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child care stimulus

Stabilize Child Care with the CARES Act Stimulus

As COVID-19 continues to present challenges to the child care community, we are looking for ways tht  policymakers can respond. On March 27th, Congress included $3.5 billion in additional resources…

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Easing Families’ Financial Burdens through Federal Response to COVID-19

On March 18, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides relief to health care systems, additional paid sick leave, family leave and unemployment benefits.   On March 26,…

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