Support Kinship Caregivers: How Child Welfare Agencies Can Prioritize Kin Families During COVID-19

Annie E. Casey Foundation

This one-page factsheet from the Annie E. Casey Foundation makes the case for supporting kinship care during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers suggestions on how to support kin families, find funding to support these families, and embark on new partnerships. "Kinship care is a better use of system resources because of the natural belonging and healing that occurs," says the factsheet, "and it prevents kids of color from being placed in developmentally inappropriate group facilities, where they are often overrepresented."