Changes to Laws and Policies to Support Families Impacted by COVID

COVID-19, policy
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Changes to Laws and Policies to Support Families Impacted by COVID-19: What’s New?

21/10/202010:00am PDT2 hours
Over the last seven months, numerous programs have been put into place and changes made to law and policy to respond to the ongoing pandemic and ensure children and families have access to critical supports, services and benefits. Join us for an overview of the most recent changes to laws, policies and guidance that have been issued in response to COVID-19 that impact children and families in the child welfare system, including changes to monthly social worker visits, family visitation, court hearings, and foster care funding, supports and services. Panelists will also discuss what is currently available to assist families in accessing housing, health care, food assistance, unemployment insurance, sick leave, and other sources of financial assistance. Finally, we will provide an overview of resources available within the community to access available programs and continue receiving real-time information as the pandemic continues.

MCLE credit is available.

The webinar featured a refresher on the basics of FFPSA along with a deeper dive into the eligible populations ("candidates for care") and how the law impacts older youth and expected and parenting youth in foster care.

Updates were provided on key implementation issues arising in other states around the country as well as the impacts of follow up federal legislation including the Family First Transition Act and the emergency and stimulus bills passed by Congress this year.​

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth.

Share:

Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Sign up to join the Alliance and stay connected to the work we’re doing in response to the needs of children, young adults, and families impacted by the child welfare system.