As we all adjust to the new normal both at home and in our work, we wanted to create a central place to collect information that might be helpful to you as you advocate for children and families in your community. We will update and add as we learn more. You might consider bookmarking this page and checking back every few days. If you have suggestions for additional resources or articles to be added, please email them to FosterMovement@cafo.org.
Free Webinars to Help You Help Others
The webinar series is now complete. Webinar recordings will be available Monday, March 30th.
Abundance: The Spiritual Practice of Fundraising in Times of Uncertainty
Overcoming Anxiety in the Era of Coronavirus
Church Support for Adoptive and Foster Families and Youth Amidst Coronavirus
Working Effectively From Home Amidst Coronavirus
Resources Available to Youth and Families
Chosen Parent-to-Parent Free online support groups
Sheltering in place? Quarantined? Stuck at home? If you are looking for some help to know how to survive this challenging time with kiddos from hard places, join any of our complimentary support groups. We are offering three weekly support groups live each with a ten-minute time of trauma-informed education. The remainder of the hour will be to ask questions of our seasoned staff and to provide support to each other, parent to parent. To learn more CLICK HERE.
Resources for Foster Youth
FosterClub has created a list of resources available for foster youth affected by the coronavirus crisis and is updating it regularly. The list includes access for foster youth to laptops, cellphones, and moving services. LEARN MORE
National News Regarding Coronavirus and Foster Care
- Coronavirus, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice: A Running Thread — Chronicle of Social Change
- Coronavirus Is Isolating Some Kids In Protective Care From Parents And Services — KPBS.org
- UNICEF – COVID-19: Children at heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence amidst intensifying containment measures— Unicef.org
- Coronavirus Leaves Foster Children with Nowhere to Go — The Marshall Project
State-by-State News Regarding Cornavirus and Foster Care
The following is a list of state-based articles about the impact of coronavirus on foster care as they become available. If you find a news article for your state not listed that we should consider adding, please email the link to FosterMovement@cafo.org.