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Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF and the International Federation of Social Workers,

This webinar focused on the newly released technical note on Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response.

Sirin Kale - The Guardian,

This article from the Guardian describes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on international surrogacy arrangements, including the parents, surrogates, and the babies they are or were carrying.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF and the International Federation of Social Workers,

This webinar will focus on the newly released technical note on Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response.

Center for the Study of Social Policy,

Join this webinar for a conversation about how family support professionals and organizations have adapted to serve families during the COVID-19 outbreak, and what we are learning that we will carry forward from this time.

Susan D. Stewart & Elcy E. Timothy - Journal of Family Issues,

This paper provides a summary of laws, policies, and programs pertaining to stepfamilies in a selection of Western countries, with a special focus on the United States.

United Nations,

This UN policy brief presents three urgently recommended actions to minimize the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jingxin Zhao, Qian Wang, Xiangjuan Xue - Journal of Adolescence,

The current study used a longitudinal design to explore how perceived discrimination is associated with psychosocial functioning (i.e., depressive symptoms and social initiative) over time in Chinese rural left-behind adolescents.

Lori A. Vanderwill, Amy M. Salazar, Garrett Jenkins, Jessica De Larwelle, Amanda K. McMahon, Angelique Day, and Kevin Haggerty - Journal of Public Child Welfare,

This study is a systematic review of the scholarly literature to better understand caregiver-related factors (e.g., characteristics, proficiencies) that contribute to permanency and placement stability, in order to provide a stronger foundation for developing and improving caregiver recruitment and training procedures.

End Violence Partnership and the Office of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (SRSG VAC),

This webinar brought together partners from over 130 countries around the world. At the event, participants were given a chance to hear about and discuss local, national and global perspectives of and responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

Elana Schor - Associated Press,

"Foster children have enormous challenges even in the best of times. The coronavirus pandemic threatens them with even greater turmoil, isolating them from adult supervisors and friends and making it harder to move on to new lives — either with biological or adoptive families, or as newly independent adults," says this article from the Associated Press.