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Easing Financial Hardship through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

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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COVID 19 – Virginia Foster Care Policy Recommendations

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

The Foster Care Policy Network is comprised of partners from across the Commonwealth who represent policy advocates, service providers, parents and caregivers, and—most especially—youth to identify key legislative opportunities to…

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The COVID-19 Child Care Conundrum

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

Families are in a child care conundrum. What do you do with your children who are out of school for an undetermined amount of weeks? What do you to ensure…

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Historic Investment for Children’s Mental Health: 2020 Legislative Session

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Airington

On Thursday, March 12th, the Virginia General Assembly wrapped up its historic 2020 session by passing a two-year budget that makes historic investments in mental health services for children and…

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Foster Care Alumae Need Housing as Colleges Close

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

In the last 24 hours, Voices’ has learned that many Virginia colleges and universities are closing to protect the health and well-being of students because of the COVID- 19 pandemic….

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