COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way that child protection traditionally operates and required agencies to work differently. It offers an unprecedented opportunity to reset child protection to focus on what is most important: keeping families together in their communities whenever possible with the resources and supports they need to keep their children safe. COVID-19 can be a catalyst to boldly reimagine child protection at its core and use the lessons learned from these new approaches to provide a path forward beyond the current public health crisis.

The resources on this page feature strategies that hold promise to support a transformed 21st century child and family well-being system.

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How can child protection agencies use telehealth to increase service access for children and families?

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How can helplines serve as a better pathway for families to access support?

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What do we know about virtual court hearings?

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Please explore the related resources below to learn more about COVID-19 related topics.

Related Resources

This resource list provides materials developed during the COVID-19 crisis to support courts to implement virtual court hearings.

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This list provides information and links to resources related to telehealth, including some developed specifically in response to COVID-19.

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Learn about resources to help connect youth in foster care and their families with needed technology.

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San Diego’s child protection agency partners with 2-1-1 to support families involved in unsubstantiated reports to the hotline.

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This brief summarizes key considerations for delivering virtual services and supports to families.

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This resource list provides materials developed during the COVID-19 crisis to support courts to implement virtual court hearings.

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This list provides information and links to resources related to telehealth, including some developed specifically in response to COVID-19.

READ STORY

Learn about resources to help connect youth in foster care and their families with needed technology.

READ STORY

San Diego’s child protection agency partners with 2-1-1 to support families involved in unsubstantiated reports to the hotline.

READ STORY

This brief summarizes key considerations for delivering virtual services and supports to families.

READ STORY
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