Child Welfare

What Children and Families Need Now: Child Welfare and Family Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, children, older youth and families involved in the child welfare system struggled with economic stress, reliance on safety net services, and, in some cases, family separation and uncertain paths to permanency. COVID-19 has exacerbated many of these stressors, caused delays in permanency, and diminished timely access to essential services and supports.