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    Foster Care: During the Pandemic and Beyond

    By Evan Ratke Foster care has not escaped the unpredictable turn the world has taken in the last few months. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, children and youth in foster care, and the adults who dedicate their lives to those youth, face more complications than ever. But many of these challenges aren’t […]

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  • Board member Chauncey Strong smiles at the camera

    Meet a Board Member: Chauncey Strong

    By Evan Ratke There is no hiding the fact that the work taken on at Lutheran Family Services of Virginia is difficult. Despite the challenges, however, LFSVA can find reassurance in the unwavering dedication displayed by its employees, both new and long-term. And in the case of Chauncey Strong, a former employee of LFSVA who […]

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  • Therapist Tips for Managing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    By Emily Webb Olsen Practice breathing techniques: This can be as simple as focusing on slow, rhythmic breaths that feel comfortable. Set a timer for 2-5 minutes, repeat as needed. Focus on what you CAN control: It can be scary when one feels out of control. Try and focus on all the items you can […]

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  • Jumping for Joy: J.D.’s Adoption Celebration

    by Christina Feerick After months in the making, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia staff joined 11-year-old J.D., his parents Timothy and Sheryl Moore, and their family and friends, to jump for joy and celebrate his adoption at Rebounderz Trampoline Park in Newport News. J.D. has transitioned through 10 foster homes over the past seven years, […]

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