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Benjamin Jones; Susan Woolfenden; Sandra Pengilly (et al.)
Nicole Gilbertson Wilke; Amanda Hiles Howard; Philip Goldman
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some governments have mandated that residential care providers rapidly return children and youth to family. The goal of the present study was to better understand the scope and characteristics of rapid return, and to provide data-informed recommendations for service providers working with this population.
Daniela Del Boca; Noemi Oggero; Paola Profeta (et al.)
D. J. McQuoid-Mason
Tammy Chang; Marika Waselewski; Melissa DeJonckheere (et al.)
Ezeonwu Bertilla; Joseph Ajanwaenyi; Uwadia Omozele (et al.)
The homelessness response system in the United States is dominated by
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s
definition of homelessness, program models, metrics, data, approaches,
and goals have overshadowed those of other federal agencies. This policy
brief argues that children, youth, and families experiencing
homelessness have been poorly served by HUD’s dominance, especially
during the COVID-19 pandemic.The paper draws from research, policy analyses, and testimonies of
parents, service providers, and educators to make the case for a
reimagined homelessness response that is child-centered and oriented
toward long-term goals of economic independence, health, and wellness.
Marianne Bitler; Hilary W. Hoynes; Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
The goal of the study is to provide data-informed guidance and
recommendations for public and private service providers working in
nations in which children outside of parental care, especially those in
residential care, have been rapidly returned to households due to
COVID-19. This knowledge will allow for a better understanding of the situation of
the rapid return of children due to COVID-19, its impact on children
and families, and how service providers can best support them following
Barbara Fallon; Rachael Lefebvre; Delphine Collin-Vézina (et al.)
Ansie Fouché; Daniël F. Fouché; Linda C. Theron Simba
Jane M. Spinak
The COVID-19 pandemic has already
wrecked greater havoc in poor neighborhoods of color, where pre-existing
conditions exacerbate the disease’s spread. Crowded housing and
homelessness, less access to health care and insurance, and underlying
health conditions are all factors that worsen the chances of remaining
healthy.Workers desperate for income continue to work without sufficient
protective measures, moving in and out of these neighborhoods, putting
themselves and their families at risk. During periods of greater
disruption, tensions are heightened and violence more prevalent. Already
some experts are warning of an onslaught of child maltreatment cases,
citing earlier examples of spikes in foster care during drug epidemics
and economic recessions. Instead of panicking, thinking creatively and
thoughtfully about appropriate responses and using the information and
resources we already have may help to diminish such fears and improve
the safeguards that are needed to protect the integrity of families and
keep children safe.
Zhiyu Feng; Krishna Savani
UNICEF Innocenti's Children and COVID-19 Library is a database collecting research from around the world on COVID-19 and its impacts on children and adolescents.
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