HB2613, sponsored by Del. Karrie Delaney (D - District 67), requires healthcare professionals who work with pregnant women or new moms to information about perinatal anxiety, which is anxiety experienced during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth. It's also called prenatal and postpartum anxiety.
I spent several years working as a rape crisis counselor and sat bedside with victims of sexual assault in emergency rooms, advocating for survivors as they underwent the rape-kit exam and police questioning. The process demoralized some sexual assault survivors, even in the first hours after their trauma, creating yet another barrier to justice.
Christ Presbyterian Preschool in Fairfax hosted Family Friday on April 12 to cap off the Week of the Young Child. It is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.