Protecting the Workforce, Stabilizing Families and Keeping Children Safe
What every American and community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus – Centers for Disease Control provides guidance on how to keep homes, schools, and workplaces safe.
Responding to COVID-19 – The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network has a wide variety of webinars with discipline-specific topic areas related to telehealth, as well as a weekly series that progressively builds from a basic telehealth introduction to more complex administrative and policy considerations in the implementation and use of telehealth.
Supporting Families During COVID-19 – Child Mind Institute has a resource list including how to support young children through young adults, managing anxiety, and talking with kids about challenging subjects.
Considerations for Child Welfare, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment, and Court Partners
Coronavirus: What Child Welfare Systems Need to Think About – The Chronicle of Social Change shares key considerations for the Child Welfare system.
COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders – National Institute on Drug Abuse’s article discusses special considerations for additional focus needed for those with SUDs as we work to understand this emerging health threat.
A Joint Statement on Child Welfare Courts during a Public Health Crisis: Access to Justice and Advocacy are Critical Anchors During Uncertain Times – Several legal organizations provide ways the court system can support families involved with child welfare during the current public health crisis, including ensuring access to due process and counsel, promoting family time, case review, and the role of court leadership.
Technical Note: Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic (v.1) – The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action created this brief to support child protection practitioners to better respond to the child protection risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tools for Educators during a Public Health Crisis – Mental Health Technology Transfer Center provides an infographic for educators with steps of how to take care of yourself and staying informed without stressing out.
State Strategies to Maintain Opioid Use Disorder Treatment during the Coronavirus Pandemic – National Academy for State Health Policy provides state examples of how some treatment providers are making services available.
A Message on COVID-19 – The Children’s Bureau has provided information and resources to communities about the current public health crisis through the webpage.
COVID-19 Resources for Child Welfare and Justice Agencies– The National Council on Crime and Delinquency provides resources including addressing Family Team Meetings and Clinical Supervision during physical distancing.
Guidance for Children and Families Involved with the Child Welfare System During the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Academy of Pediatrics guidance is designed to support the continuation and improvement of critical child welfare work as impacted, both short and long-term, by the current public health crisis. The guidance provides considerations and strategies for family serving professionals related to maintenance of safety, permanency, and well-being including preparation for the aftermath of the current crisis.