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VA TICNs eNote January 24 2022



Apply for FACT's 35th Anniversary Community Resilience Awards
Awards of $350 are available to help support local community resilience activities led by TICNs throughout VA. Applications have been made simple and straightforward. Visit the FACT website for full details and to apply by January 31! Funds may be used during Resilience Week!

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General Assembly Updates from Voices for Virginia's Children

Read about Voices' Youth Advocacy Day, efforts toincrease language access and equity in Virginia, and an explanation of the proposedfoster care prevention program. Voices also provides legislative updates every Friday via their email list - sign up here!


Protecting Employee Health in Tomorrow’s Workplace
The pandemic, renewed attention to racial justice, climate threats, and evolving technology herald huge changes in the nature of work. To center equity in that shift, policies, practices, and culture need to change, too. Read more on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health blog.

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Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience
These half-day workshops (presented by presented by CTIPP, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Connection) are designed to provide information and tools for community coalitions to integrate trauma-informed, resilience-focused and healing-centered approaches into their local systems. Themes across all sectors include diversity, equity and inclusion; racial justice; community voice; a cross-sector approach; opportunities for youth; individual, families, and communities. People with experience in relevant areas will lead each session for participants, which include community stakeholders, practitioners and administrators. You can still register and join in upcoming workshops!

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Trauma Informed Oregon serves as a centralized source of information and resources for trauma informed efforts. Their website hosts learning resources; information on implementation and accountability; wellness; community building; and more. They also have a series of online modules that go over the basics of trauma-informed care.

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This event has been moved to February 21, 2022.

Join Voices for Virginia's Children as we rally on behalf of a just future for children and young people through this day of action. Advocates will hear our 2022 rally priorities to call attention urgent issues to improve overall child health and well-being this General Assembly Session and beyond. Engage with community members, legislators, partners, peers, and hear directly from youth as we advocate for a just future for Virginia’s children through truth telling, healing-centered engagement, legislative action, and community building. Register here.

Share Your Story: If you would like to share your story prior to the event to influence policy and advocacy, please email

Reminder: FACT Emergency Funds Grants
Emergency Funds Grants from FACT (Family & Children's Trust Fund) are still available to VA TICNs. Networks that previously applied are eligible to apply again as this is a new fiscal year! If you need assistance or additional information, please contact Charlotte Eure at

Free Trainings & Workshops for VA TICNs
Click on the images below to register for these upcoming events! We can also provide these for your networks or network agencies as well as the CACs in your regions. Please reach out to Charlotte Eure, if you are interested in scheduling a training or workshop!

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Trainings & Events

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Listen to "Rest Life," a rest meditation from The Nap Ministry. The Nap Ministry was founded in 2016 by Tricia Hersey and is an organization that facilitate immersive workshops and curate performance art that examines rest as a radical tool for community healing.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources for children and caregivers. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

Mental Health America of Virginia's Warm Line is a peer-run service for individuals, family members, and other concerned parties in Virginia who would like someone to talk to, or who request community mental health resources, or who have specific questions about their recovery journey. Call 1-866-400-6428, Mon-Fri 9am-9pm and Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 support for survivors and their loved ones. Call 1-800-799-7233, use the website's live chat function, or text LOVEIS to 22522. They also provideservices for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) offers a Disaster Distress Helpline for immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disas
ter. For services in both English and Spanish, call 1-800-985-5990. To connect with a trained crisis counselor, text TalkWithUs (for English) or Hablanos (for Spanish) to 66746.

For questions and support, contact:
Melissa McGinn, MSW, LCSW
State Trauma Informed Community Networks Coordinator


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