Child Welfare News from Around the Country

Children’s Bureau Letter to State and Tribal Child Welfare Leaders on Termination of Parental Rights, Service Delivery and Adoption Assistance During the Pandemic, June 23, 2020

Foster Care as a Support to Families, Information Memorandum, US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families, April 29, 2020.

Top Federal Child Welfare Officials: Family is a Compelling Reason, Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner and David Kelley of the US Children’s Bureau, The Chronicle of Social Change, April 6, 2020.

Child Welfare Court During a Public Health Crisis, A Joint Statement from the Children’s Advocacy Institute, Children’s Rights, Juvenile Law Center, National Association of Counsel for Children, National Center for Youth Law, and the Youth Law Center

Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner’s Guidance Letter to Child Welfare and Judicial Leaders on Statutorily Required Judicial Proceedings

Coronavirus, University Closures and the Potential Impact on Foster Youth, A Message from Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner

Coronavirus: What Child Welfare Systems Need to Think About, The Chronicle of Social Change 3/11/2020

The Children’s Bureau has modified the Child Welfare Policy Manual to permit agencies to use videoconferencing to meet monthly caseworker visit requirements in narrow circumstances. See Title IV-B, Programmatic Requirements, Question 8