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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.

Associated Press - The Guardian,

Unaccompanied children and young people in the U.S. who would normally have been allowed to live with relatives while they awaited decisions on their immigration cases are now being expelled from the country "under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus pandemic, with 600 minors expelled in April alone," according to this article from the Guardian.

Jennifer Bitterly - The Bogotá Post,

"As tensions and challenges from the nationwide quarantine increase, the usual channels that might pick up on abuse are not working," says this article from the Bogotá Post in Colombia.

Sahana Kribakaran & Dylan Gee - World Economic Forum,

This article from the World Economic Forum describes the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children in immigration detention in the United States and calls on the US government to take immediate actions to stop the violence against migrant children and families and to protect them from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.