Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act In Your Community – Foster Parents Article

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act In Your Community Posted: March 30th, 2020  –  By: Chloe Edwards The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27th to create a $2 trillion economic stimulus efforts for business, health care, communities, and families. Implementing the CARES Act will provide direct relief to some families and businesses. And it will require a number of policy choices by state and local leaders to determine how funds will be used in…

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Budget Hearings & Town Halls Near You – Foster Parents Article

Budget Hearings & Town Halls Near You Posted: December 12th, 2019  –  By: Chloe Edwards Local Town Hall Meetings 12/12/19:First Pre-Session Town Hall – Delegate VanValkenburg and Delegate Willett 12/12/19: Town Hall Meeting– Delegate McQuinn 12/14/19: Legislative Town Hall–  Senator Boysko and Delegate Delaney 12/14/19: Town Hall – Senator John Bell, Delegate Delaney, & Delegate Subramanyam 12/17/19: Pre-Session Town Hall in Herndon –  Senator Boysko and Delegate Samirah 12/19/19: Arlington Delegation – League of Women Voters 12/30: Pre-Session Town Hall– Delegate…

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How to Connect with Your Legislator – Foster Parents Article

How to Connect with Your Legislator Posted: November 22nd, 2019  –  By: Chloe Edwards Elected officials work to turn ideas into laws; they spend a great deal of their time identifying problems faced by their constituents to create solutions. Remember, legislators are everyday people like you and me. In fact, they are elected by the people who live in their district. Here, you see Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Edwards, pictured with one of her elected officials, Senator Jennifer McClellan on Mental…

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Advocacy Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate! – Foster Parents Article

Advocacy Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate! Posted: November 12th, 2019  –  By: Chloe Edwards We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard! Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be prepared to be a voice for Virginia’s children. Mark Your Calendars! – 2020 Advocacy Days (More information to come!) 1/22 – Home Visiting Advocacy Day Host: Families Forward / Early Impact VA 1/23 – Trauma Campaign Day Host:…

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Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern – Foster Parents Article

Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern Posted: August 14th, 2019  –  By: Christina Feerick Guest author — Voices intern Hannah Adams This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside the talented staff at Voices in order to learn more about the policy process. What I gained was immeasurably more than I could’ve hoped for. I was able to work on three different policy areas, learn about data visualization, and help create advocacy materials for the…

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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide – Foster Parents Article

Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide Posted: August 6th, 2019  –  By: Chloe Edwards Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for election. The 40 senators and 100 delegates determine how laws are written and whether those laws will help Virginia’s children succeed. We want candidates to be informed about issues…

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Recap- Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma & Resilience 4/25/19 – Foster Parents Article

Recap- Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma & Resilience 4/25/19 Posted: April 30th, 2019  –  By: Emily Griffey On Thursday April 25, 2019 Voices hosted over 950 attendees at the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The goal of the Summit was to connect child-serving professionals and advocates across the Commonwealth to best practices to prevent, and better address, the impacts of childhood adversity. California’s first Surgeon General and well-known ACEs expert, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, provided the keynote address.…

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Campaign for Trauma-Informed VA: Progress Update! – Foster Parents Article

Campaign for Trauma-Informed VA: Progress Update! Posted: February 8th, 2019  –  By: Emily Griffey We are now past the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. We are pleased to report progress on our Unified Agenda for the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia. On Sunday, February 3rd the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees each released its version of the budget. We are thankful that they included many of our priorities listed on the Unified Agenda for the Campaign! Reduce…

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