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Campaign for Trauma-Informed VA: Progress Update!

We are now past the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. We are pleased to report progress on our Unified Agenda for the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia. On…

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Jan. 30th- “I am #TraumaInformedVA” Virtual Advocacy Day

We are excited to have many advocates joining us at the Capitol for our Campaign for Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy Day on January 30th! Yet we know many supporters cannot travel…

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Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: School Resource Officers (Updated 1/31)

Currently, Virginia School Resource Officers (SROs) are not required to receive training in working with children and youth. We expect nearly anyone working daily with children to receive training on…

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Virginia Mental Health Access Program: Expanding Mental Health Access for Children

While improving care for children and adults with mental health needs is a top priority in Virginia, our current behavioral health system does not meet the needs of children with…

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Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia: Education Initiatives

The Unified Policy Agenda for the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Virginia includes policy priorities in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and prevention. On Thursday, December 13th Governor Northam gave a…

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Preparing to Speak Up During the 2019 GA Session – #Voices4Kids

Prepare to Speak Up During the 2019 General Assembly Session – #Voices4Kids Although January feels a long way away, the 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session will be here before we…

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Training Trauma-Informed Communities Across VA

Training communities in the underlying brain science and research behind adverse childhood experiences and childhood trauma has been an essential component to build awareness and shift practices to become trauma-informed….

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The Family and Children’s Trust Fund Supports Trauma-Informed Communities Across Virginia

 FACT is the only organization in Virginia that addresses trauma across the lifespan. The General Assembly created FACT, a public-private partnership, in 1986 to raise funds for the prevention and…

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Dillon Wild Learns Public Policy Best Practices During Voices’ Internship

Written by Cassie Price With a bang of his gavel, Chairman Emmett Hanger abruptly ended the May 29 Virginia Senate Finance Committee meeting, after declaring Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment…

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Keeping Students Safe and Well

Written by Dillon Wild, UVA Batten School MPP 2019 In response to recent tragic school shootings, the Virginia General Assembly established the House Select Committee on School Safety in an…

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