Child Welfare

RFI: Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government

OMB seeks input, information, and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public, private, advocacy, not-for-profit, and philanthropic sectors on available methods, approaches, and tools that could assist in identifying effective methods for assessing whether agency policies and actions equitably serve all eligible individuals and communities, particularly those that are currently and historically underserved.

Resources for Professionals and Others Supporting Young People During Times of Uncertainty

This webpage from the Child Welfare Information Gateway shares resources on how professionals and other caring adults can support young people who are in their care during times of uncertainty.

Resource: State COVID-19 Response: Youth with Disabilities

This webpage provides information on how states are providing valuable structure, development, training and a sense of community during the pandemic through assistive technology, distance learning, family engagement, individualized education programs, mental health, telehealth, and transition services. Learn more.

Opportunity for Involvement: ALL-IN Challenge

This public engagement opportunity is seeking for the public to commit to an activity that supports children/youth or their caregivers and then sharing a picture or video of themselves with the ALL IN sign on their social media.

Resources to Support Youth and Families During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

These can be difficult times for young people and those who work with them. Learn more about the respiratory illness coronavirus COVID-19 here. Below are resources on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help. Click on the arrows to find resources on each topic.

Resources by Topic

NEW! Vaccines

Resource: Tip Sheets on Everyday Parenting Topics

These tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. They can be downloaded individually or as a packet in English and Spanish.

Resource: Protective Factors in Practice: Training Tool for Identifying Family Strengths

This resource provides scenarios that illustrate how multiple protective factors support and strengthen families who are experiencing stress.

Resource: National Adoption Recruitment Campaign

This national campaign promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of the more than 123,000 children and teens who are waiting to be adopted. This year’s campaign includes videos, radio, digital, and print ads that highlight stories from families who have adopted from foster care and showcase the many moments that make adopting a teen rewarding.