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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

True Story of an Education Bill” – Richmond Family Magazine: September 30, 2016

Speak up for Minority Youth” – Richmond Family Magazine: August 1, 2016

Reducing Poverty in Richmond” – Richmond Family Magazine: July 1, 2016


Record Low of Virginia Children Without Health InsuranceWCVE: July 6, 2018

Potential 2020 Census Undercount Threatens VA Child Well-Being IndexVirginia Public News Service, June 27, 2018

Why Are So Many Virginia Children Still Living in Poverty?Virginia Public Radio: June 15, 2018

Mental Health Advocates Call for More Supports in School, Community – WCVE: April 27, 2018

Senate Budget Cuts 2019 CSB Primary Care Screening FundsWCVE: April 6, 2018

General Assembly Still Working Out Funding Details for Va. Preschool InitiativeWCVE: March 8, 2018

Funding for Alternative Transportation for Mental Health Crises Uncertain – WCVE: March 1, 2018

Kinship bills attract attention of new delegatesWCVE: Jan. 30, 2018

Va. bill seeks to disrupt “school-to-prison pipeline” – CBS News 6, WTVR: Jan. 16, 2018

Virginia’s CHIP program only funded through FebruaryWCVE: Jan. 12, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Report Highlights Gaps Between Head Start Programs” – Public News Service: December 22, 2016

Questions for Richmond Candidates on Poverty and Education” – WCVE: October 19, 2016


Report: Increase in programs for at-risk kids is leading to fewer kids being locked up“ – Daily Press: December 31, 2016

Middle School Daze” – Richmond Magazine: October 24, 2016

The 2016 Richmond Power List: The Economy ” – Style Weekly: August 23, 2016

‘Fill The Bus’ campaign collects supplies for Richmond students” – NBC12: August 8, 2016

Annual Advocacy Report Offers Spanshot of Child Well-Being in Virginia” – WCVE: June 29, 2016

Child Poverty Could Drag Down VA’s Future” – Public News Service: June 23, 2016

Virginia’s child well-being raises ‘big red flag’” – The News Leader: June 23, 2016

Editorial: Va. child poverty rate higher than in recession” – The Free Lance-Star: June 23, 2016

Virginia Ranks 11th in Nation for Child Well Being” – WVIR-TV, NBC29: June 21, 2016

Though Virginia Ranks High in New Quality of Life for Children Report, Child Poverty Still Up” – WVTF Public Radio: June 21, 2016

Richmond’s 39 percent child poverty rate is more than twice that of all Virginia, according to study” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: June 21, 2016

Advocacy Group Releases Report Ranking States On Children’s Well-Being” – Kaiser Health News: June 21, 2016

A Promising Approach to VA Early-Childhood Development” – Public News Service: May 27, 2016

Meet Youth Advocate Sophia: A Case Study in Perseverance” – Richmond Family Magazine: April 29, 2016

PREY: Child sex abuse hurts thousands in Virginia” – News Leader: April 26, 2016

Williamsburg Health Foundation hosts child advocacy expert” – The Virginia Gazette: April 15, 2016

Williamsburg Health Foundation to Host Lecture on Advocacy for Children’s Well-Being” – Williamsburg Yorktown Daily: April 13, 2016

General Assembly steps ahead on mental health” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: April 4, 2016

Lawmaking Update for RVA” – Richmond Family Magazine: April 1, 2016

Bill to aid Virginia foster youth expected to be included in budget” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: March 10, 2016

Students ask Va. lawmakers to consider changes to the Department of Juvenile Justice” – WRIC-8: March 2, 2016

Nimmo: Progress being made in children’s mental health” – Roanoke Times: February 14, 2016

Speak Up, Speak Out” – Richmond Family Magazine: February 1, 2016

YWCA recognizes women whose work has benefited region” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 17, 2016

Legislators get schooled on foster care ‘aging out’ issue” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 15, 2016

Mental health advocates push for assembly’s attention” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 14, 2016

Study: Medicaid Coverage For Virginia Parents Would Help Children” – Public News Service: January 11, 2016

WCVE Forum: Juvenile Justice” – WCVE: January 10, 2016