Child Family Development FY20

Child & Family Development Research – Fiscal Year 2020 (released 2021)

This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by Division of Child and Family Development in 2020. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, … Read More

Education Stability for Foster Care

Supporting School Stability for Children in Foster Care during COVID-19 and Beyond

As a judge overseeing child welfare cases, you play a critical role ensuring children and youth in foster care are staying on track and making progress in school. Federal law prioritizes education stability for these children and mandates coordination by … Read More

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Save Our Education Now: An Emergency COVID-19 Education Plan to Get the Poorest and Most Marginalised Children Safely Back to School and Learning

Save Our Education Now: An Emergency COVID-19 Education Plan to Get the Poorest and Most Marginalised Children Safely Back to School and Learning. Save the Children. 2021 CLICK HERE


The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures.

Using a structural life-cycle model, we quantify the long-term impact of school closures during the Corona crisis on children affected at different ages and coming from households with different parental characteristics. In the model, public investment through schooling is combined … Read More


Trauma-Informed Strategies for Supporting Children and Youth in the Child Welfare System during COVID-19

Children and youth who become involved in the child welfare (CW) system often experience trauma as a result of maltreatment and other adversities while in the CW system, including removal from home and multiple out-of-home placements. Children and youth of … Read More

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COVID-19 Workforce Needs Assessment (WNA): Cross-Site Report for Workforce Excellence Public Child Welfare Sites

U.S. public child welfare agencies are charged with ensuring the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of children, including the more than 400,000 children and youth in out-of-home placements at any given time. In 2018, the child welfare system responded to an … Read More

Supporting Families of Color: How Racial and Complex Trauma Affect Parents of Color Navigating Family Court During the Time of COVID and Beyond

This report is intended to provide family court officers and child welfare professionals who engage with child welfare involved (CWI) parents, introductory knowledge on the trauma-informed approach. Readers will be introduced to the importance of using the trauma-informed approach in … Read More

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Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Americans are required to stay home to protect themselves and their communities. However, the home may not be safe for many families who experience domestic violence, which may include both intimate partners and children. COVID-19 … Read More

Children and COVID-19: State Data Report. A Joint Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association: Summary of Publicly Reported Data from 49 states, NYC, DC, PR, and GU. Version: 10/01/2020

COVID-19: Available Data for Children• State-level reports are the best publicly available dataon COVID-19 cases in children• This report summarizes what was available on 10/1/20• 49 states, NYC, DC, Puerto Rico and Guam providedage distributions of reported COVID-19 cases• 10 … Read More

Impacts of Pandemics and Epidemics on Child Protection: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review in the Context of COVID-19.

Policy guidance, media commentary and initial empirical research suggests that COVID-19, and its infection control measures, have had detrimental impacts on children’s development, safety and wellbeing. The disruptive impacts of the virus are being seen to play out in several … Read More