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The mission of the Virginia Network of Private Providers is to strengthen the system of services for individuals with behavioral health issues, addictions, or developmental disabilities through advocacy for the individuals we support, strong communication and support of member organizations and representation of their interest in all forums.

Session 2021 – Day 5

January 19, 2021

Th Session got off to a less bumpy start that the Special Session this Summer, but it still has “timing” issues that will have to be resolved.  For the moment, it seems to be a 30 day Session with a guaranteed extension of 15 days.  I think that will equal the 45 days we have […]

As We Have Come to Expect . . .

January 12, 2021

We should not be particularly surprised when DBHDS creates a system that is not user friendly, and want to alert you to a significant issue with the required “Restraint/Seclusion” report.  This year it is being done “on-line” by filling in fields in a multipage form (Survey Monkey type) which requires a form for each licensed […]

VNPP 2021 Emerging Leaders Program

January 11, 2021

Today we are introducing our 2021 Emerging Leaders Program; it is a significant expansion of the Emerging Leaders track which was so successful at the 2019 Conference.  Building a future contingent of leadership for Human Services agencies is difficult: Most budgets do not allow for positions for “assistant” Directors, nor for the provision of educational […]

Session 2021: Day -3

January 10, 2021

With just a few days to go before the official beginning of the Session, we are spending a good deal of time watching for bills to drop and strategizing how to most effectively communicate with the members during the Session.  For openers, there will be fewer bills and that should (?) make it easier to […]



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