The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social and economic stressors can undermine children’s development and well-being. Not only must they cope with major changes to everyday life, such as physical distancing and home confinement, but their families may struggle to meet their basic physical and emotional needs. This resource has tips for parents/caregivers as well as communities and tribes to help children get through this difficult time.
Profiles of Select Trauma-Informed Programs - Trauma-Informed Approaches: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice to Build Resilience in Children and Families
To increase awareness of existing trauma-informed programs operating across the country, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and contractors conducted a search to identify TI programs that focus on work related to trauma and children and families at the Federal level as well as at the state and community level. In total, thirteen examples are provided.
Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Treatment to Child Welfare Clients in Rural Communities
This brief summarizes the challenges involved in serving rural child welfare-involved families with substance use issues and highlight differences between rural and non-rural areas. The brief discuss strategies that could help alleviate difficulties in addressing child welfare cases in rural communities.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) created America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2019, a compendium of indicators about our Nation’s young people. The report, the 23rd produced by the Forum, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives drawn from reliable Federal statistics.
This guide provides parents and caregivers with guidance from parents, foster families, grandparents, and other caregivers who have been through experiences of loss and grief and found ways to cope and manage that grief.
This fact sheet provides information on the overdose deaths involving opioids among Natve Americans in the U.S.
To provide a broad view of the widespread and costly impact of the opioid epidemic, United Hospital Fund (UHF) convened a meeting on October 3-4, 2018, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with the collaboration of the Milbank Memorial Fund. The title of the meeting, “The Ripple Effect: Children and Kinship Caregivers Affected by the Opioid Epidemic,” was intended to convey the far-reaching scope of the problem. The goal of the meeting was to produce a high-level policy and programmatic agenda to address the effect of the opioid crisis on women, children, and families. This paper lays...