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Innovative Partnerships: VCU Gerontology + DMAS + FACT

Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care in Virginia Nursing Facilities Nursing facility Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) staff often experience high on-the-job stress, vicarious trauma, and childhood or post-traumatic stress disorder from life events that impact their health, well-being
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FACT Prevents Family Violence & Trauma Across Virginia

FACT Grants span across Virginia to support Trauma-Informed Care July 11, 2018 FACT’s ten grantees recently started their trauma-informed projects on July 1st for their 2018-2020 funded grant cycle. The funded projects include innovative initiatives such as batterer intervention
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FACT Board of Trustees’ Statement on family detainment at the U.S. border

FACT Board of Trustees’ statement on family detainment at the U.S. border July 9, 2018 In the midst of the moral crisis at our southern border, the traumas that have already been experienced by these children and their families should be kept in mind. The evidence is compelling
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Family & Children’s Trust Fund Invests in Trauma Informed Care Across Virginia

Family & Children’s Trust Fund Invests in Trauma Informed Care Across Virginia FACT awards over $300,000 in grants to local Virginia organizations committed to trauma-informed care April 27, 2018 Family & Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) is pleased to announce $316,712 in grants t
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Oprah championing the importance of trauma-informed care

Oprah championing the importance of trauma-informed care March 9, 2018 This coming Sunday, Oprah Winfrey will present a 60 Minutes story on childhood trauma’s long-term effects.  In the report, she speaks to Dr. Bruce Perry to learn how trauma affects a child’s brain and can lead to p
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FACT’s Child Abuse & Neglect Committee’s Legislative Recommendations

FACT’s Child Abuse & Neglect Committee’s Legislative Recommendations March 1, 2018 FACT’s Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN) Advisory Committee serves as one of Virginia’s citizens’ advisory boards and is tasked with advising the Governor and the Departm
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How to support Virginia families when filing your state income tax

How to support Virginia families when filing your state income tax February 21, 2018 This tax season, consider donating your state refund to the prevention and treatment of family violence and trauma in Virginia. Virginia law allows taxpayers to voluntarily donate all or part of their
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Funding for Trauma-Informed Care in Virginia

Funding for Trauma-Informed Care in Virginia January 30, 2018 Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) of Virginia is soliciting applications for their 2018 grant funding cycle.  A total of $300,000 in awards will be made to nonprofit, faith based and/or public organizations in the sta
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Congress must make children’s health a priority

Congress must make children’s health a priority January, 12 2018 Imagine if you had to choose between refilling your son’s asthma medication and paying rent, or wondering if you can afford to take your daughter to the dentist or might wait another week to see if her tooth stops
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FACT Board Member Spotlight- Liliana Hernandez

FACT Board Member Spotlight- Liliana Hernandez December 7, 2017 To kick off our blog, FACT will be interviewing several members of our Board of Trustees to highlight their work. Liliana Hernandez, Child Welfare Program Specialist at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Chil
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