Education During COVID-19: How Child Welfare Agencies Can Help.
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education. ABA Center on Children and the Law.
Information Packet or Sheet
Published: May 15, 2020
ABA Center on Children and the Law
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-662-1755 800-285-2221
This brief explains strategies that child welfare agencies can use to ensure children in foster care progress in their education during the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter in place order. It recommends child welfare agencies prioritize education by focusing on four major areas: partnering with schools; supporting education and well-being of students; directly supporting caregivers; and addressing the needs of students with disabilities in foster care. Recommendations are made for each area and links are provided for tip sheets for schools and for addressing education in court proceedings.
COVID-19; shelter in place order; education; foster children; academic achievement; school issues; child welfare agencies; child welfare services; interagency collaboration; partnerships; children with disabilities