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Allison Martell - Reuters,

"Children in Canada’s foster care homes have gone weeks without being able to see their parents in person and plans for safe reunions are still uncertain," says this article from Reuters.

Merav Jedwab, Yanfeng Xu, Terry V. Shaw - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study focused on kinship care as the top of the hierarchy of out-of-home care placements and utilized data obtained from a U.S. mid-Atlantic State Automated Child Welfare Information System. The study followed children who placed in out-of-home care over a three-year period.

Marshall Allen, Megan Rose and Caroline Chen - ProPublica,

This article from ProPublica offers guidance to parents in navigating the care of their children as lockdowns put in place due to the Coronavirus ease up.

Stephanie Grace Prost & Jennifer S. Middleton - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current study aimed to describe the relative contributions of measures of professional quality of life (ProQOL) to intent on leaving the workforce among child welfare professionals.

Qi Wu, Yiqi Zhu, Ijeoma Ogbonnaya, Saijun Zhang, Shiyou Wu - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study systematically summarizes the effect of parenting interventions on kinship foster caregivers and their cared for children, and examines the intervention strategies and research methods used in order to provide a context in which to better understand effects of interventions.

Amnesty International,

This document from Amnesty International reports on the family separations happening at U.S. immigration detention facilities in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Leslie M. Tutty & Kendra Nixon - Children and Youth Services Review,

This exploratory secondary data analysis compares demographics, mental health/well-being, and protective mothering strategies of mothers who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) whose children were taken into care compared to those whose children were not to identify key characteristics associated with children being removed by child protective service (CPS) in Western Canada.

Rob Scheer - The Hill,

This opinion piece from The Hill discusses the "the rising wave of children who will enter the foster system" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns put in place to curb its spread.

Caitlin Dickerson - The New York Times,

This article tells the story of a 10 year-old boy who arrived to the United States unaccompanied from Honduras and who was quickly deported back to the dangerous place he had fled.

ISSA - International Step by Step Association,

This webinar aspires to share examples of successful approaches for supporting the most vulnerable families and young children during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Ukraine.