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COVID-19 Resources

September 2, 2021

As our partners at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continue to work closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners across the globe to respond to contain COVID-19, we want to inform you that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at HHS continues to provide updates and guidance from medical professionals about how to protect you and those you serve from COVID-19.

NYTD Technical Assistance Brief No. 13

Summary of Guidance, Tips and Recommendations Related to Surveying the Age 21 Follow-up Population (Federal Fiscal Year 2021)
September 17, 2020

This brief summarizes the existing guidance and recommendations related to identifying and surveying youth in the follow-up population at age 21.

Child Welfare Worker Safety in the time of COVID:

CDC Recommendations for In-Person Interactions with Families
July 28, 2020

The Children’s Bureau partnered the CDC to conduct a webinar on Child Welfare Worker Safety in the time of COVID: CDC Recommendations for In-Person Interactions with Families. The purpose of this webinar was to review relevant guidance and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while conducting in-person interactions with children and families. Participants also heard how these recommendations are being implemented in practice in Massachusetts.

This letter notes that agencies should also be prepared to offer youth assistance with food, health care, and emotional support.

This letter includes general preparation information, funding to states to mitigate COVID-19, guidance to prepare homeless shelters, and more.


Family First Prevention Services Act Transition Grants
February 27, 2020

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to agencies administering title IV-B, subpart 1 of the Social Security Act (the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program) on the actions required to apply for a one-time Family First Prevention Services Act Transition Grant.

The Child Welfare Compliance Reviews Team at JBS International, Inc., assists the Children's Bureau in recruiting, training, and maintaining a national NYTD Reviewer pool of young people who meet the established minimum requirements.

This fact sheet provides information about the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) for parents and care givers.

This brief present highlights of State reports from fiscal year 2013 to the National Youth in Transition Database, including information on independent living services paid for or provided to youth.

This presentation was created by the RISE grantee as an orientation to issues relevant to youth in foster care who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered and question (LGBTQ) and the importance of emotional support.