COVID-19: Our Response Must Protect the Health and Well-Being of All Children, Youth, and Families

Center for the Study of Social Policy

This statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy emphasizes the need to respond to the needs of children, youth, and families who are likely to suffer most during the COVID-19 crisis. The statement calls for protection of low-paid workers and their families, immigrant families, and children, youth, and families in institutional settings. It also calls for the protection of families involved in the child welfare system and youth and families experiencing homelessness. The statement also suggests policy solutions, including "longer term reforms, establishing permanent federal paid family leave and other policies that will effectively respond in crises like the ones we are experiencing today."