This letter from the Children's Bureau urges all child welfare administrators to work with state and local public health departments to ensure equitable access to vaccinations for all involved with the child welfare system.
This letter from the Children’s Bureau notifies child welfare leaders that agencies, under applicable circumstances, can make virtual adaptations to programs and services provided through the title IV-E prevention program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This letter from the Children’s Bureau to child welfare directors describes updates made to the Foster Youth to Independence initiative, which is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is designed to prevent and end homelessness among youth with a current or prior history of child welfare involvement.
This letter from the Children’s Bureau encourages agencies and courts to continue working together to ensure judicial hearings and reviews proceed and critical judicial oversight occurs in child welfare proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This letter to child welfare leaders from the Children’s Bureau addresses allowing title IV-E prevention programs and services to be adapted to a virtual environment to provide needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This letter from the Children’s Bureau to child welfare leaders summarizes the major themes from 12 roundtable discussions with youth in or formerly in foster care about issues and challenges they are facing.
This letter to state and tribal child welfare leaders addresses concerns related to filing a petition to terminate parental rights when services have not been available, outlines service delivery strategies, and highlights challenges adoptive families may face during the pandemic.
In an effort to ensure that all states have the same amount of time to measure progress from implementing their Program Improvement Plans and other CQI change and implementation activities, the Children’s Bureau is offering all states an 18-month non-overlapping evaluation period.
This letter, which was jointly issued by the Administration for Children and Families and the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, encourages family support, maternal and child health, and early childhood programs to promote family strengthening and prevention strategies via virtual, electronic, telephonic, or other safe means during the COVID-19 pandemic.