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2021 GA Session: Conference Budget Report

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

The 2021 General Assembly is coming to close with good news for children and families. While the last year has produced tremendous disruptions and up and downs for families, the…

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2021 Legislative Session: Advocating for Kids in Child Welfare (Updated 2/26/2021)

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

In the 2020 legislative session, a number of key advancements were made for children and families in foster care, however these investments were almost all put on hold due to…

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An Update on the Census

Posted:  -  By: Lauren Snellings

The 2020 Census has come and passed, but the data and results from the surveys are still being tabulated. Last spring and summer, Census officials worked diligently to make sure…

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Bill Explainer: Expanding Access to Child Care Assistance HB2206 (Filler-Corn)

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

The Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn has introduced HB2206 to create a new short-term eligibility category for parents seeking financial assistance to afford child care. This legislation passed the…

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Trauma-Informed Care & Equity In The House & Senate Budget

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

In Virginia, 20 percent of children experience two or more adverse childhood experiences. However, the pandemic as a trauma layered with economic trauma and social injustices creates complex traumas that…

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