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Media Coverage

Forgotten first responders: The COVID-19 lockdown has hit Virginia’s child welfare system hard — Virginia Mercury: May 5, 2020

Taylor Keeney column: Give a little, give a lot, give what you can — Richmond Times Dispatch: Nov. 25, 2019

Use Your Vote as a Vote for Kids — Richmond Family Magazine: Oct. 31, 2019

Marching Toward the 2020 Census — Richmond Family Magazine: Oct. 1, 2019

‘Kinship care’ foster families would get money in proposed budget — VA Mercury: Dec. 18 2019

Charlottesville Event Focuses on Importance of Early Education Services — NBC29: Dec. 3, 2019

2020 Census in Virginia: Some Groups are Likely to be Undercounted. Here’s What Advocates Plan to Do About It — The Virginia Pilot: December 1, 2019

Black Children More Likely to Live in Concentrated Poverty — Henrico Citizen; WHSV: Nov. 5, 2019

More than 100,000 Virginia Children Don’t Have Health Insurance —  Public News Service: Nov. 1, 2019

Use Your Vote as a Vote for Kids — Richmond Family Magazine: Oct. 31, 2019

Allison Gilbreath, Top 40 Under 40 — StyleWeekly; October 22, 2019

Marching Toward the 2020 Census — Richmond Family Magazine: Oct. 1, 2019

91,000 of Virginia’s Children Still Live in Poverty : — Public News Service: Sept. 25, 2019

Access to Childcare and Early Childhood Education — Richmond Family Magazine: Sept. 3, 2019

Counting our Children  — Richmond Times-Dispatch: Aug. 28, 2019

Only State Mental Health Hospital for Kids Remains Strained — Richmond Times-Dispatch: August 26, 2019

A Complete Count — Richmond Times-Dispatch: Aug. 22, 2019

Tax-free Holiday — Public News Service: Aug. 1, 2019

Foster Care part 2 — WRIR: July 30, 2019

Extra 2020 Census Funding from Gov — WRVA: July 23, 2019

Northam Dedicates more 2020 Census Funding  — Fairfaxnews.com : July 23, 2019

Additional Funding for 2020 Census — Augusta Free Press, Blue Virginia: July 23, 2019

In Case You Missed It- KIDS COUNT Data Book  — WINC: June 30, 2019

VA ranks 10th Overall in Child Well-being — Staunton News Leader: June 20, 2019

Va 10th in Child Welfare, but still disparities — WCVE: June 17, 2019

What’s Next for Children Diverted from Foster CareNBC12: June 4, 2019

Children are Diverted Away from Foster Care, but What Happens Next? — Va Mercury: June 4, 2019

The Trauma-Informed Approach  —  Richmond Family Magazine : June 4, 2019

Children are Diverted Away from Foster Care, but What Happens Next? — Va Mercury: June 4, 2019

The Trauma-Informed Approach  —  Richmond Family Magazine : June 4, 2019

They Forgot About Us NBC12: June 3, 2019

Thousands of families are doing the same work as foster parents without support — VA Mercury : June 3, 2019

More Kids Being Admitted to State’s Psychiatric Hospital  NBC12: May 28, 2019

More Kids are Being Admitted to the State’s Psychiatric Hospital  – VA Mercury: May 27, 2019

Virginia Lags Behind National Average Placing Children with Relatives — Fredericksburg.com: May 6, 2019

Meeting on Inadequacies of VA’s Foster Care System — WCVE : May 6, 2019

Trauma-Informed Summit  — NPR : Hearsay PODCAST with Cathy Lewis, May 2, 2019

As VA Gears Up for Census, Kids Most Likely To Be Left Out —WCVE : May 2, 2019

Summit on Childhood Trauma & Resilience    — WTVR, April 25, 2019

Lawmakers, Advocates Bring Trauma-Informed Care to Forefront — WAVY, ABC 8News: April 25, 2019

Hundreds Meet to Discuss and Change Conversation around Childhood Trauma — WTVR: April 25, 2019

Child Care Subsidies Haven’t Always Helped  — WAMU : April 23, 2019

VA Trails Nation Placing Foster Children with Relatives — Capital News Service : April 22, 2019

Without Census Funding it will be Harder to Count VA’s Children, Immigrants, and Senior Citizens — Virginia Mercury: April 12, 2019

VA Lags Behind National Average for Placing Foster Children in Families  — Richmond Times-Dispatch: April 5, 2019

VA Should Do More to Help Foster Kids Find Homes with Family  — Virginian Pilot: April 2, 2019

Virginia Lags Behind National Average For Placing Children in Foster Care – Richmond.com : April 4, 2019

Census- VA Groups Prep for Hard-to-Reach Populations  — Richmond Times-Dispatch: April 1, 2019

Counting Everyone is Crucial  — Richmond Times-Dispatch: March 30, 2019

Preparing for the 2020 Census — County Pulse PODCAST VACo: March 29, 2019

Large Number of Children in Poverty   — WVTF: March 26, 2019

Assembly Acts to Help Children  — VA Lawyers Weekly: March 18, 2019

Is VA Providing Enough School Counselors? — WRIC ABC 8, WAVY, WDVM, WFXR, WJHL: March 13, 2019

2020 Census Introductory Message  — VACO Newsletter: March 6, 2019

When Legislators Work Together — Richmond Family Magazine: March 1, 2019

First Foster Care Caucus – WCVE: Feb. 28, 2019

Lawmakers Inch Toward Mental Health Stabilization — Virginia Mercury: Feb. 27, 2019

They’ve Made a Commitment to Foster Care – WRIC ABC 8news: Feb. 26, 2019

Lawmakers aim to repair VA Foster Care system  —  Roanoke Times: Feb. 26, 2019

Lawmakers Aim to Improve Foster Care System  — Richmond Times-Dispatch: Feb. 26, 2019

Group to expand access to child psychiatric treatment– WCVE: Feb. 14, 2019

Social Service Legislation to Revamp Foster Care  — The Roanoke Times: Jan. 28, 2019

Fed Grant Expands Preschool Slots- Funding Uncertain – WCVE : Jan. 24, 2019

Parents Share Struggle with Foster Care System as Lawmakers Push Efforts for Change  – ABC Channel 8 News WRIC, WAVY News 10:  Jan. 23, 2019

Foster Care Issues with Virginia Poverty Law Center and Voices for Virginia’s Children – WRIR News:Jan. 21, 2019

Senate Committees Hear Several Mental Health Bills —Virginia Mercury: Jan. 18, 2019

Virginia Foster Care Failures Hit General Assembly – Capital News Service: Jan. 16, 2019

Foster Care System Has Needed Reform for Decades  Virginia Mercury: Jan. 16, 2019

New Caucus formed to Focus on Foster Care – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Jan. 16, 2019