COVID-19: Child Welfare Resources [Webpage].
National Conference of State Legislatures.
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Published: April 20, 2020
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515
Washington, DC 20001
This webpage highlights four resource guides to help State legislators address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, families, and caseworkers involved with the child welfare system. The resource guides address: COVID-19 and child welfare caseworkers, COVID-19 and congregate care facilities, COVID-19 and foster and kinship caregivers, COVID-19 and older youth in the child welfare system. A summary is provided for each resource, as well as the guidance provided to legislators, State and federal activity, State examples, and federal resources.
COVID-19; State disaster response; communicable diseases; shelter in place order; child welfare services; caseworkers; group homes; residential care institutions; foster children; kinship care; foster adolescents; guidelines;