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May 27, 2020

“Visiting” With Kids in Care While Still at Home – A Lutheran Family Services of Virginia Visit Coach Shares His Story

By Dennis Pinto As the world has changed drastically over the past few months, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia has made adjustments to continue our programs without interruption— and Visit Coaching is no exception. Visit Coaching is a relationship-based and trauma-informed practice for parents whose children have been removed and placed in the child welfare […]

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May 22, 2020

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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May 11, 2020

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 […]

March 6, 2020

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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