Alternative Care and COVID-19

This section includes resources and tools related to alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maya Lorch and Dunja Fuchs - Child & Youth Services ,

In this article, the authors describe the short and long term ramifications of the pandemic for children and youth living in their residential programs in Germany under the auspices of municipal child and youth services.

Better Care Network, Save the Children, The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF, and the Inter-agency Task Force,

This document provides practical guidance to actors in humanitarian and development contexts on the adaptations and considerations needed to support children who are either currently in alternative care or are going into an alternative care placement during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nicole Gilbertson Wilke, Amanda Hiles Howard, Philip Goldman - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The goal of the present study was to better understand the scope and characteristics of rapid return, and to provide data-informed recommendations for service providers working with this population.

Sadiyya Haffejee, Diane Thembekile Levine - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and impact of the pandemic and the resulting social isolation on the wellbeing and protection of children living in a residential care facility.

Jadwiga Leigh - Qualitative Social Work,

In this short editorial, the organization New Beginnings shares the stories of three of the families they work with who have wanted to explain what lockdown has meant for them during this peculiar time.

Care Leavers Network Partners,

A group of young people with care experience came together on a webinar on June 6, 2020 and developed this set of commitments and recommendations specific to the issues affecting children and youth from alternative care settings globally.

American Academy of Pediatrics,

This guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed to support the continuation and improvement of efforts to ensure a stable home and caregiver for children in the child welfare system - which are important to nurturing their development and preventing trauma that can affect a child across the lifespan - so that all children and families may flourish.

Warren Hilton, Susan Mangold, Nicole Generose, Joanna Suriel - Student Affairs Today,

This brief article from Student Affairs Today highlights some of the lessons learned by student affairs professionals regarding foster care support programs at higher education institutions in the United States in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Patricia Fronek & Karen Smith Rotabi - International Social Work,

This short report calls attention to heightened risks, and raises awareness, for practitioners in the fields of intercountry adoption and international surrogacy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and asserts the need for caution.

Better Care Network and Consortium for Street Children,

In this webinar hosted by Better Care Network and the Consortium for Street Children, speakers from three NGOs presented on and discussed the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children.