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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Lose The Guilt & Find Yourself Again – Single Mum, Parents Article

Lose the Guilt & Find Yourself Again “Here we go, again!” I thought, as I rolled my eyes and glared at the large pile of clothes hanging on my arm. A million thoughts ran through my mind, as I headed inside the small dressing room. Is this even going to fit? So, what if it does? You’re not going to buy it. The kids will probably need shoes soon. Shouldn’t I spend this money on extra groceries? Won’t Christmas be coming along before…

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Is Cbd Cream A Good Alternative To Cbd Oil? – Parents Article

As someone dealing with regular pain issues in my body, I am very curious to learn about different things that can help the pain, with minimal or no side effects ideally. Therefore, this post sent by a reader about CBD creams was very timely and really makes me want to look into it as an option for myself.  CBD has been rising up the popularity ladder especially in the world of social media. But it still suffers from a major…

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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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Live Better Despite Allergies – 5 Tips to Help Child Feel Better – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sharing is caring! Allergies are one of children’s worst enemies while growing up, preventing them from living a normal life as their peers do. However, living with allergies doesn’t have to be tedious because there is lots you as a parent can do to help your kids live a happy life and cope with allergies without missing out. All you’ll have to do is regulate the time they spend in the vicinity of allergens and they will not be too…

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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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5 things you didn’t know about CBD oil health benefits – Parents Article

What was once considered a bad choice and a dangerous drug is fortunately gaining acceptance worldwide, even in mainstream circles. Cannabis is no longer is just seen as an illicit and radical substance, but more and more information is getting out there about the benefits of different components in the cannabis plant, both THC and CBD. This article will be focusing on 5 things you didn’t know about the health benefits of cannabis oil. Hopefully this will leave you better…

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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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