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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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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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