2020 Virginia ALICE Report now Available

https://www.unitedforalice.org/Virginia/ We all know people who are ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICE households are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality child care or…

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Article on Resilience in Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine

https://fredericksburgparent.net/articles/build-resilience-an-important-strategy-now-and-going-forward/   Build Resilience: An Important Strategy Now and Going Forward   resilience – noun – re-sil-ience – 1: the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. 2: “bouncing back” from difficult experiences, often with profound personal growth. Build Resilience March 12 seems like a world…

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Article: State revenues down by $700 million in April, as COVID-19 crisis hits budget

Excerpt: The results contained some good news, as Virginia liquor and alcoholic beverage sales surged under the stay-at-home order that Northam issued on March 30 in response to the public health emergency he declared 18 days earlier. ABC sales revenues rose $331,000 in April and almost $14 million for the first 10 months of the…

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Voices for Virginia’s Children – Survey

Please share this blog post by Voices for Virginia’s Children.  The accompanying survey will gather important information to help advocates, community organizations, and government leaders better understand what help families need to feel stable and secure. Please take 3-5 minutes to share your thoughts.  I encourage anyone with a child aged 13 and under in…

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Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on NIMH Research Participants and Volunteers

National Institutes of Mental Health is conducting a clinical study on how the pandemic affects mental health: https://nimhcovidstudy.ctss.nih.gov/   The purpose of the study is to learn about how stressors related to the COVID-19 virus affect mental health over time. Participants are to complete questionnaires every two weeks about COVID-19, mental health symptoms and stress…

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