How Child Welfare Leaders Can Help Older Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

Helping youth who are aging out of foster care during COVID-19

As the nation grapples with the public health crisis of COVID-19, child welfare systems must prioritize the urgent and unique needs of older youth in foster care and those who have left (or aged out of) foster care without permanent family connections. These young people, who are especially vulnerable, rely on foster care systems for their safety, health and well-being.

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Other Resources

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://www.njjn.org/article/resources-compiled-regarding-covid-19-and-vulnerable-populations

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.naccchildlaw.org/resource/resmgr/news_items/joint_policy_statement_final.pdf

https://www.cbpp.org/blog/covid-19-surveys-show-rapidly-rising-food-needs

https://www.cbpp.org/blog/people-already-facing-opportunity-barriers-hit-hardest-by-massive-april-job-losses

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/covid19-behavioral-health-disparities-black-latino-communities.pdf

https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2020/05/health-equity-principles-for-state-and-local-leaders-in-responding-to-reopening-and-recovering-from-covid-19.html?rid=0034400001tuDnOAAU&et_cid=2094333

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/opinion/after-pandemic-we-must-prevent-net-widening-black-families/43148?utm_source=News+Clip+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bb987e6a6e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_05_11_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e19710dfa-bb987e6a6e-150809085

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2020/05/27/covid-19-is-crushing-black-communities-some-states-are-paying-attention?utm_campaign=2020-06-01+SW&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Pew


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