Introduced Version House Resolution 29 History

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(Delegates Perdue, Mr. Speaker (Mr. Thompson), Ambler, Anderson, Barrett, Border, Cowles, Craig, Diserio, Eldridge, Ellington, Ferro, Manchin, Marcum, Moore, Moye, Paxton, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, L., Pino, Poling, D., Poling, M., Raines, Rowan, Skinner, Smith, P., Walker, White and Williams )




Designating March 28, 2013, as "WV Kids at-Risk Day" at the Legislature.

    whereas, The State of West Virginia and the West Virginia Child Care Association ("WVCCA") have some of the best child welfare professionals and agencies in the country; and

    Whereas, These child welfare professionals and agencies have dedicated their time to making life better for West Virginia's children who are at-risk; and

    Whereas, These West Virginia professionals and agencies have a compassion that never ends, a hope for a better tomorrow and a dedication to their efforts through the long haul; and

    Whereas, These West Virginia professionals and agencies work with West Virginia's child welfare stakeholders to eliminate policy barriers and day-to-day practices that reduce the effective utilization of in-state resources ; and

    Whereas, Our State's child welfare professionals and agencies do everything possible to provide opportunities for West Virginia's kids at risk to receive care in West Virginia where they can remain in their communities, with their families and connected to their support systems; and

    Whereas, These professionals and agencies are regulated by the State of West Virginia through legislation and by oversight of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia Department of Education; and

    Whereas, Our State's stringent licensing requirements and standards of care ensure that children at risk in West Virginia are receiving the best quality of care; and

    Whereas, By using West Virginia child welfare professionals and agencies our State is doing what is best for WV's kids at risk, and their families; and

    Whereas, These West Virginia child care professionals and agencies advocate for and deliver services and support to provide for the safety, well-being and opportunity for kids-at-risk to achieve their hopes and dreams; and

    Whereas, These professionals and agencies provide family driven, youth guided, culturally competent and trauma informed care for the citizens of West Virginia; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia professionals who care for the at- risk children in our State and the organizations that exist to impact the lives of these children and their families, provide quality care in the kids' and families' communities; and

    Whereas, This quality care is provided in a variety of settings including community agencies, hospitals, residential group homes, foster families, emergency shelters, community and educational institutions and seeks to provide resources and guidance that promotes the safety, well-being and permanency of West Virginia's at-risk kids; and

    Whereas, West Virginia's child welfare providers dedicate themselves to excellence in their profession through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia House of Delegates recognizes and appreciates the outstanding dedication, devotion and care of West Virginia's child welfare professionals and agencies and of the West Virginia Child Care Association for their caring, commitment and for making a difference in the lives of at-risk children in the State of West Virginia, their families and communities; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Delegates of West Virginia:

    That the House hereby designates March 28, 2013, as “WV Kids at-Risk Day” at the Legislature; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to all the appropriate officials including those representing the West Virginia Child Care Association.

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