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Virginia not seeing much change in insuring undercounted kids –     Virginia Mercury : Nov 30, 2018

‘Little Kingdoms’: Administration of social services in Va rests largely in the hands of localities. What happens when they can’t fix themselves?- Virginia Mercury: October 29, 2018 https://www.virginiamercury.com/2018/10/29/little-kingdoms-administration-of-social-services-in-virginia-rests-largely-in-the-hands-of-localities-what-happens-when-they-cant-fix-themselves/

Most teens who age out of foster care have trouble getting a driver’s license and it affects everything they doVirginia Mercury: October 3, 2018

As summer ends, pressures build again at Virginia’s only state mental hospital for kidsRichmond Times-Dispatch: September 24, 2018

A Pound of Prevention: Leveraging Federal Law Change to Put Families First in Virginia – MARC: September 21, 2018

‘It was a real tragedy:’ A push to better understand childhood trauma’s role in addiction, abuse and mental healthVirginia Mercury: August 15, 2018

Compassionate Mental Health Reform Began with Taking Off the HandcuffsYES! magazine: July 25, 018

Hampton Roads lags state in key child welfare indicatorsThe Daily Press, June 27, 2018

Cooperative preschools worry about impact of proposed change at state levelThe Daily Progress, June 25, 2018

DePaul Community Resources continues push towards goal in foster care recruitment campaign to help children during the opioid epidemicRadford News Journal, June 8, 2018

Rich and poor rarely mix in Norfolk preschools, but officials want to change thatVirginian-Pilot, May 20, 2018

In the General Assembly, real life experience makes a difference – Daily Press, Feb. 15, 2018

Is the Children’s Health Insurance Program now a political football? – Richmond Times Dispatch, Jan. 29, 2018

YWCA Richmond selects winners of 2018 Outstanding Women AwardsRichmond Times Dispatch: Jan. 18, 2018

Bills seek to disrupt “school-to-prison pipeline” – Associated Press: Jan. 16, 2018. Note: This AP story ran in papers and news outlets across the country, including The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Seattle Times, The New York Daily, Sun Sentinel, My San Antonio, Emporia News, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Herald Courier, the ACLU website, and many others.

County makes its priorities known to General AssemblyFairfax County Times: Jan. 12, 2018

Virginia receives brief relief for children’s health insurance, but end still looms – Richmond Times Dispatch: Jan. 8, 2018

Policy makers focus on school safetyRichmond Family Magazine: October, 3, 2018

Community must care for childrenThe Daily Press: July 4, 2018

Bipartisan Compromise and VA’s KidsRichmond Family Magazine: June 28, 2018

“Speaking Up on Capitol Hill: RVA Family Advocates for Childhood Cancer Bill”Richmond Family Magazine: June 1, 2018

“An Advocacy Success Story: Supporting Kids and Families Through Kinship Care” – Richmond Family Magazine: March 30, 2018

“Advocacy Efforts Rewarded: Children’s Health Insurance Program Is Renewed for 10 Years” – Richmond Family Magazine: Feb. 27, 2018

Time for kindergarten – are kids ready or not?Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: Jan. 10, 2018

“Dels. Betsy Carr and Christopher Peace: Addressing Childhood Adversity Now Will Deliver a Brighter Future”Richmond Times Dispatch: Jan. 6, 2018

“Speaking Up for Children in 2018: Consider Advocacy as a New Year’s Resolution”Richmond Family Magazine: Jan. 4, 2018

Local mom voices concern over unclear future of children’s health insurance programABC News 8: Dec. 26, 2017

Path forward for CHIP still uncertain – WCVE: Dec. 21, 2017

Letters warn thousands of Virginia families about possible health insurance lossABC News 8: Dec. 12, 2017

Virginia warns 68,000 families their children might lose health coverage Jan. 31Richmond Times Dispatch: Dec. 12, 2017

Feds’ health program for children could end – The Central Virginian: Dec. 12, 2017

Study estimates one-third of Virginia children not ready for kindergarten – Richmond Times Dispatch: Dec. 11, 2017

Holding on to hope, Virginia avoids sending letters to parents warning of the end of children’s health insuranceRichmond Times Dispatch: Dec. 3, 2017

New Leadership Goals: Supporting the Children’s Cabinet” – Richmond Family Magazine: Dec. 1, 2017

Local advocates say Medicaid expansion critical for mental health careWCVE: Nov. 29, 2017

Thousands of kids could lose health insurance next month if Congress doesn’t act fastABC News: Nov. 29, 2017

Big Peninsula voices on Northam transition teamDaily Press: Nov. 15, 2017

Patchwork services fail youth aging out of foster care, national survey concludes – Richmond Times Dispatch: Nov. 15, 2017

One in five youth age out of foster care in VA without adult connection, study finds WCVE: Nov. 14, 2017

Statewide Survey Aims To Improve Foster Care SystemWCVE: November 9, 2017

Kaine Urges Congress to Re-Authorize Children’s Health Insurance ProgramWCVE: November 2, 2017

Virginia Prepares to Shut Down Health Insurance Program for 66,000 ChildrenWVTF Public Radio: October 30, 2017

Report: Black and Hispanic Virginia children lag behind peers on success measuresRichmond Times Dispatch: Oct. 25, 2017

Report Finds Huge Racial and Ethnic Disparities For VA Children – Public News Service: October 24, 2017

Virginia preparing for breakup of children’s insurance program; thousands in Va. could lose health coverage if Congress doesn’t actRichmond Times Dispatch: Oct. 23, 2017

Panelists press for children’s-health programs, lament Trump proposals– InsideNOVA: Oct. 16, 2017

Congress Fails To Renew CHIP, Putting VA Children’s Care At Risk – Public News Service: October 9, 2017

Expired health care program leaves thousands of Virginia children, pregnant women at risk” – WRIC-8: October 4, 2017

Thousands of Children in Virginia Could Lose Health Insurance by January” – WVTF Public Radio: October 3, 2017

Focus on Virginia Elections” – Richmond Family Magazine: October 1, 2017

As tens of thousands of children’s health insurance hangs in the balance, Virginia waits for answers from CongressRichmond Times Dispatch: September 21, 2017

Gubernatorial candidates talk about children’s health at policy forumRichmond Times Dispatch: September 8, 2017

Gubernatorial candidates Gillespie, Northam discuss children’s issues” – Daily Press: September 8, 2017

Can Your Vote Support Resilient Kids?” – Richmond Family Magazine: September 1, 2017

St. Joseph’s Villa relies on varied funding streams to continue operating, helps disabled children join workforce” – Richmond Times Dispatch: August 20, 2017

Can Your Vote Improve School Climate?” – Richmond Family Magazine: July 31, 2017

NC pastor walking to D.C. in support of Medicaid” – WRIC-8: July 17, 2017

“Virginia’s poverty rate remained unchanged in 2015” Richmond Times Dispatch: June 14, 2017

“Virginia’s Childhood Poverty Rate has Increased by 7 percent According to a New Study” – WCVE: June 13, 2017

VA’s Child Health Access Better, Poverty Numbers Stubbornly High – Public News Service: June 13, 2017

Medicaid provides more access to health coverage for rural communities“- Augusta Free Press: June 8, 2017

What’s Next in State Government?” – Richmond Family Magazine: May 30, 2017

Virginia lags behind in national push for Pre-K“- Washington Post: May 28, 2017

Portsmouth pinwheel garden aims to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention“- Virginian-Pilot: April 13, 2017

Kids’ Issues and the Capitol” – Richmond Family Magazine: March 31, 2017

“New Statistics Show Hidden Poverty in Some of Virginia’s Wealthiest Areas” – WVTF Public Radio: March 30, 2017

“Margaret Nimmo Holland column: Medicaid provides a critical foundation for children’s success” Richmond Times Dispatch: March 20, 2017

“Poverty growth in Richmond suburbs continues to outpace city’s” Richmond Times Dispatch: March 10, 2017

“Advocates: Medicaid changes could hurt VA children’s health care” – Public News Service: March 9, 2017

“Affordable Care Act replacement proposal could mean less funds for Virginians”Richmond Times-Dispatch: March 7, 2017

Facing millions in federal penalties, Virginia expands background checks on child care providers“ – Virginian-Pilot: February 28, 2017

About Health Insurance for Kids” – Richmond Family Magazine: February 27, 2017

State braces for potential federal threats to health funding“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: February 23, 2017

GOP welfare reforms sputter in House“ – Daily Press: February 6, 2017

Republican welfare reform bill advances; critic calls it ‘mean spirited’“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 26, 2017 (cross posted on The News & Advance)

“‘30 pieces of silver’ day care fingerprint bill draws church criticism“- Daily Press: January 17, 2017

Bipartisan fear of Medicaid block grant threat to Virginia“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 16, 2017

State worker compensation key issue in upcoming session“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 7, 2017

New Landscape for Child Advocacy” – Richmond Family Magazine: January 2, 2017