Coronavirus (Covid-19) Crisis Resources and Guidance
for birth parents, youth & alumni, and kinship caregivers.
We recongize the the Impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the child welfare system and constituents. Here is a list of resources to protect, support, and educate you.
Generations United has a webpage for Grandfamilies (kin and relatives) facing COVID-19.
Their website also includes a FactSheet which has resources on: finding factual, up to date information, practicing excellent hygiene, accessing food and medication, accessing technology, staying connected, talking with kids about coronavirus, managing anxiety and stress/self care, resources and activities for children at home and back-up planning.
The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance COVID-19 Resources
The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance collected these resources to share with our colleagues and parents to help families stay strong during this public health crisis. This list was shared with the Alliance’s Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) during a recent virtual Caring Conversation. To learn more about and to join the BPNN, visit ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/bpnn. Download the resources here.
Info and assistance for young people in and from foster care. This page is to provide links to resources, information, and opportunities to find support. View the webpage.
Provides a guide for foster care providers, parents and agency case managers to keep safe and prevent the disease, also a guide to ways to educate children about the disease. View webpage.
This Children's Bureau webpage compiles COVID-19 resources from HHS and the CDC - including resources regarding children in foster care, child welfare workforce and foster care providers. View webpage
As families and systems adapt to the "New Normal" of COVID-19, the Youth Law Center launches the Quality Parenting Intiaitve to support families with a resource series that includes weekly webcasts from child development and legal experts along with emails containing tips, resources, examples of COVID-related policies, and inspiration from the field. Visit their webpage.