Child Protective Services Has a New Portal for Mandated Reporters

We know that many instances of abuse or neglect of children are sparked by stress of the caregiver and this year, particularly, families are feeling extraordinary amounts of stress – from the forced isolation of the pandemic, the loss of employment, rules and routines that seem to change on a daily basis, trying to manage […]

Some Good News for the Holiday

DBHDS data on the COVID Data Dashboard for the community as reflected by CHRIS data show several interesting – positive? – trends: Overall mortality rate is 3.7% but for the first five months (Mid-March to Mid-August) the rate was 4.8% and it has dropped in the last 90 days to 2.6% Similarly the mortality rate […]

Monday Morning and News to Share

We have posted our  Legislative Plan for 2021 for the coming Session; over the next week or two we will develop a list of talking points for you to use with your Delegates and Senators.  The Session will be a mix of in person and virtual meetings, but we will have little to no access […]

Urgent Update

Application deadlines for those items approved to be paid from the CARES Act are coming up soon!  See details below: Hazard Pay for Personal Care (T1019), Respite (T1005) and Companion (S5135) ONLY The information for Fee-for-Service providers is attached here.  We have been asked to remind everyone that the deadline for submitting the staff roster, […]

A Bit of This and That for Saturday

The Governor has reimposed some restrictions to, hopefully, help to tamp down the COVID spread before it becomes as out of control in Virginia as it has in almost every other state.  We watch the Rt Rate which shows the number of people who will be infected by one positive person; any number above one […]