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2020 Resilience Week Social Media Toolkit *Sneak Peak*

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for May 3rd through May 9th for Virginia’s FIRST Resilience Week. Trauma-Informed Community Networks (TICNs) are hosting activities and events. The goal is to…

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act In Your Community

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27th to create a $2 trillion economic stimulus efforts for business, health care, communities, and families. Implementing the CARES Act will…

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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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Easing Financial Hardship through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Voices recognized that long-term economic stability is an adverse childhood experience (ACES), which can create and cause economic trauma as a result of toxic stress on the young brain. The…

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2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia’s Session Successes!

We would like to thank the advocates who joined us to advocate on behalf of our 2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia’s Unified Policy Agenda. In recognition, we are celebrating…

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Avoiding the “Cliff Effect” and Promoting Economic Stability for Families

At the end of this General Assembly Session, hard-working, low-income families will have access to more financial resources than they have in a very long time. We hope that more…

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Black Children & Youth Advocating for Change

Black children and youth sacrificed their childhoods for their involvement in the civil rights movement, including time, imprisonment, lynchings, beatings, and death. I often wonder what contributed to the resilience…

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Mid-Session Update: Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Unified Policy Agenda

The 2020 GA Session has made progress towards making Virginia a more trauma-informed state. Thanks to all of  our partners who helped create and advocate for the Campaign’s Unified Policy…

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Why Black Children & Youth Have to Be Resilient

Black children and families are no stranger to resilience. As a Black woman, I know our history. The decorations in my home consist of historically recognized icons ranging from Dr….

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We are #TraumaInformedVA

“I know from personal experience that trauma can be life-changing, but I didn’t know that talking about trauma could change my life. And the lives of others,” said Theresa Caldwell,…

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