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Be Strong Families, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Families Canada, Seattle Human Services, & National Family Support Network,

The biennial Together for Families Conference is a unique event that connects various stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the Family Support and Strengthening Field to focus on quality practice. The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA from 13-16 October 2020.  

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

The 2020 OVC Applied Research + Best Practice Symposium will unite top academic OVC researchers and faith-based NGOs serving vulnerable children around the globe.

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

The purpose of this event is to give leaders the opportunity to be part of transitioning an organization from residential care to family care, via interaction around a fictional case study.

Family for Every Child,

Family Alliance is currently looking to recruit new trustees for its Board.

Human Rights Campaign,

This webinar features a panel of LGBTQ foster care alumni dedicated to creating change in the child welfare system.

Center for the Study of Social Policy, Strengthening Families,

Join this webinar on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT, to learn about "Flourishing Families," an activity-based curriculum for family-serving professionals.

Melissa Merrick PhD and Robert Sege MD, PhD - CNN,

"The increased stress we're seeing in families due to the virus can increase children's risk of abuse at the hands of their loved ones," says this article from CNN.

Tyrone C. Cheng & Celia C. Lo - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study intended to identify factors associated with receipt of mental health services by caregivers substantiated for maltreatment.


In this webinar, Barbara Fallon of the University of Toronto and Delphine Collin-Vezina of McGill University will share information from the new University of Toronto Policy Bench report, Child Welfare and Pandemics Literature Scan (Sistovaris et al., 2020), including current knowledge of child welfare and pandemics, the impact on children in the Canadian child welfare system, potential policy solutions that could mitigate the detrimental effects of pandemics, and the measures taken to control the spread of disease.

David Dodge - New York Times,

This article from the New York Times reviews how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting surrogacy, foster care, and adoption in the United States.