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New Interactive Data Maps and Graphics!

By: Colton Powell & Beth Nolan Voices is thrilled to share with you our new and improved interactive data page, which displays key indicators in four areas of child well-being….

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What could a state-level effort addressing childhood trauma look like in Virginia?

Local and regional Trauma Informed Community Networks (TICNs) across Virginia are bringing partners together from local government, schools, and services providers to transform their approaches to working with children who…

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Race, Place, and Poverty Presentation for Greater Richmond

Last month, Beth, our KIDS COUNT Director, presented to the United Methodist’s Richmond Region Women’s Group about race, place, and poverty in Greater Richmond. The presentation highlighted different indicators, broken…

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When Families Work, Everything Works Better: Dispelling Myths about Welfare/TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is the federal program that provides cash assistance and employment supports for low-income working families with children. When the TANF block grant was passed…

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Changing the Lens- Trauma-informed Approaches in State Policy

Research shows that chronic, severe stressors in childhood can cause biological responses that are toxic and traumatic to the developing brain and can have long-term consequences for health and wellness….

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View Recording- Child Advocates’ Webinar & Rally- 12.20.16

If you were not able to join us for our child advocates’ webinar and rally on Tuesday, December 20th you can view or listen to a recorded version here. You…

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Giving Thanks for a New Indicator – Child Food Insecurity

By Colton Powell, University of Richmond intern From carved turkey and mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie and other sweet treats, it can be easy to get lost in an overwhelming…

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Help RVA candidates focus on kids this election

As the campaign season heats up we are glad to hear more candidates talking about how they will support kids. In Richmond we believe this topic is incredibly important to…

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Creating Resilient Communities in Richmond & Across Virginia

By Ashley Koski Last week the city of Richmond hosted the first local Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Community Resilience Summit. The two-day conference attracted over 200 participants and brought…

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FAMIS: A Success Story That’s in Jeopardy

***UPDATE*** 1/6/15    Sign on letter for organizations supporting extension of funding for FAMIS FAMIS, the public health insurance program for low-income families, along with Medicaid, has helped reduce the number…

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