What's New

What's New

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Advocacy Resources

  • Examples of State Policy Reforms: This document includes a running list of reforms to consider advocating for in your state that could help meet the needs of older youth during and after the crisis.  This list includes actions that could be taken administratively as well as through legislation or executive order. 
  • Template Letter to State Leaders: This is a template that state advocates can use as a base to build their requests.
  • State Materials: This is a collection of materials from the states, including letters to the Governor, draft Executive Orders, signed Executive Orders, and state guidance.  
  • Foster Care Alumni of America: Here is a link to FCAA’s website.  Please check the CHAPTER section to get contact information for the chapter in your state.  

  • Resources for Older Youth and COVID-19

This page includes federal legislative advocacy, federal administrative advocacy, and many more. To access these resources for older youth click here.

  • Grand Families and COVID-19

Grandfamilies.org contains resources pertaining to older parents specifically for COVID-19
To visit click here.

  • VFA COVID-19 Resources

Voice for Adoption has an extensive library of resources at your disposal. Simply click here to go to our webpage.

  • COVID-19: Financial Relief/CARES Act Overview for Human Services Organizations

Register here to gain access to the slides and audio for this webinar.

  • New Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

    • `This new tool kit is for states and localities to help them implement Title IV-E Prevention Services. This tool kit gives details to strategies they should take while implementing. This includes the following:
    • Identifying and engaging partners.
    • Assessing population, service needs, and service coverage.
    • Determining priorities, goals, and actions.
    • Understanding the roles of funding and decision making.
    • Developing a plan for Title IV-E Prevention Services.

To read more on this tool kit click here.

Check out a new resource page for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care!

  • In partnership with our colleagues at the Family Social Science Department, we developed a web page dedicated to connecting foster parents, caregivers, and other adults supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGTBQ) youth in foster care to both national and local resources.

This resource page also features a brand new illustrated video Natural Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care!

Visit the LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care page today.