State of Grandfamilies 2020: Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving Beyond.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, older adultsare being told to keep their distance from children,and wave through windows or video call. This isnot possible for caregivers like the O’Learys whoare among over two million grandparents raisingtheir grandchildren, many of whom are … Read More

COVID-19 and Child Welfare: A Series of Virtual Meetings [Webpage]

This webpage explains the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is releasing a five-part series of interactive virtual meetings from June through August 2020, intended to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State and federal policy responses … Read More

Child Care and Preschool Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist

This brief explains child care and preschool programs should prepare for the effects of a influenza pandemic and offers a checklist to help programs prepare. The checklist includes strategies for planning and coordination, student and learning program operations, infection control … Read More

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

This webpage explains regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Links are provided to information on when and how to wash hands, the data behind … Read More

COVID-19 Impact Briefs

The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims conducted a series of listening sessions to unearth the impact the COVID-19 health crisis is having on underserved victims of crime and better resource the crime victim services field to respond to those … Read More

A New Deal for Transition Age Foster Youth in California: A Policy Roadmap for Ensuring a Resilient Recovery after COVID-19

This policy brief calls upon policymakers at every level to prioritize the immediate and long-term needs of transition age youth who are in foster care or have recently emancipated from foster care. In times of health and prosperity, foster youth … Read More

Making an Emergency Plan with Youth in Congregate Care in California: A Toolkit for Dependency Attorneys, Youth Providers, and Advocates

This toolkit explains California foster youth in congregate care facilities face an increased risk of harm compared to youth who live in family homes in a public health emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. It notes that as the daily … Read More

Educators & Healthcare Workers are the Leading Reporters of Child Abuse

This fact sheet explains New Jersey educators and healthcare workers are the leading reporters of child abuse. It notes that with the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, many children are at risk of child abuse. It … Read More

Advocacy and Child’s Attorney-Client Relationships during COVID-19: A Tip Sheet

What do Youth Need from their Attorneys?In the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of life have dramatically changed — schools, court hearings, social events. What has not changed, however, are the critical and urgent needs of youth … Read More

Congressman Danny K. Davis Guide for Grandfamilies on COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

IMPORTANT – Certain grandfamily caregivers may need to quickly give the IRS information about their children in order to get stimulus payments for children in 2020; once payments are sent, one likely must wait till 2021 to get any additional … Read More