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Children who have experienced abuse and neglect have unique needs and challenges, as do their family, friends, and caregivers.

Learn with us as we explore topics related to the well-being of these children.

Together, we can create a community that is supportive and responsive to those needs.

Touch Points for Support

Touch Points for Support

Children who have been removed from their homes are cared for by foster parentsโ€ฆ but who supports the foster parents? Perhaps that is a role that you can play! Many challenges come along with foster care. There is a roller coaster of ups and downs for the children,...

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National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month. What is Foster Care? It is the system that we established in the United States to provide a temporary home for children who, for their own protection, have been removed from the care of their family of origin. It is a common...

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Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 5

Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 5

As we conclude our month-long exploration of the evolution of child welfare policies in the United States, it's only fitting to shine a spotlight on one of the most impactful pieces of legislation in recent years: the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018...

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Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 4

Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 4

Have you ever wondered how child welfare laws came to be in the United States? It's a pretty fascinating ride through history, especially when you consider that these laws are relatively new compared to other legal protections we take for granted. In recognition of...

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Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 3

Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 3

Have you ever wondered how child welfare laws came to be in the United States? It's a pretty fascinating ride through history, especially when you consider that these laws are relatively new compared to other legal protections we take for granted. In recognition of...

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Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 2

Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 2

Have you ever wondered how child abuse laws came to be in the United States? It's a pretty fascinating ride through history, especially when you consider that these laws are relatively new compared to other legal protections we take for granted. In recognition of...

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Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 1

Journey through Child Welfare Law: Part 1

Have you ever wondered how child welfare laws came to be in the United States? It's a pretty fascinating ride through history, especially when you consider that these laws are relatively new compared to other legal protections we take for granted. In recognition of...

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Generational Poverty

Generational Poverty

To wrap up our March blog posts inspired by our recent poverty simulation activity with Leadership Metro Richmond, let's tackle a topic that's both challenging and hopeful: breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Cycles of Disadvantage What exactly is generational...

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Housing Instability

Housing Instability

As we continue our exploration of the high costs of poverty, we must take a deep dive into the topic of housing instability. This is an issue that is significantly affecting families right here in Henrico County. It is a complex challenge that demands our attention....

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