Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Caring for Children in Foster Care During COVID-19

Waite, D., Partap, A.

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Implementation Guide

Organizational Change/ Development
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This resource provides guidance on how to care for children in foster care during COVID-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for children in foster care was a challenge due to the changes brought about by social distancing and other measures. Children in foster care may have experienced adversity and trauma, making them more vulnerable to the effects of these changes. To help children in foster care during this difficult time, it is important to stay connected through virtual means, look for signs of stress, establish daily routines, reassure them, seek extra help if needed, have a back-up plan for emergencies, ensure safety and security, maintain family connections through in-person or virtual visits, and weigh the risks of in-person visits based on COVID-19 guidance. It is also essential to take care of oneself as a caregiver.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Youth and Young Adults

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Geographic Area of Implementation

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