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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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Guest Blog: The Beyond ACEs Summit – The Impact of Race, Culture, and Poverty

Guest Author: Brian Little, Crater Health District Special Projects Coordinator We are #MovingBeyondACES. The Beyond ACES: Impact of Race, Culture, and Poverty Summit, led by the Virginia Department of Health’s…

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A staffer’s take on the intersection of race, trauma, and the summit

Voices for Virginia’s Children held The Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience on April 25, 2019. The Summit featured an array of workshops, including The Intersection of Racial Inequity…

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The Family and Children’s Trust Fund Supports a #TraumaInformedVA

The Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) was a Voices’ partner for The Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. FACT is a current financial supporter of two TICNs in…

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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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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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