Guidance for Children and Families Involved with the Child Welfare System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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One of our Medically Complex Training Program presenters from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital sits on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care. They, along with a small group, wrote Guidance for Children and Families Involved with the Child Welfare System During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The guide is designed to support the continuation and improvement of that critical work so that all children and families may flourish.

Maintaining child safety is essential, and even the circumstances of a pandemic should not undermine the vital work of supporting permanency and well-being for children and their families.

Exerpt from Guidance for Children and Families Involved with the Child Welfare System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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