COVID-19 Resources for Child Welfare
Professionals and Caregivers

The Children’s Bureau urges child welfare agencies and community partners to develop a process to stay informed on updates related to the coronavirus—or COVID-19—in order to meet the needs of children and families during this time.

A new webpage is now available from the Children’s Bureau to help child welfare professionals and families respond to COVID-19.

Please bookmark and share the information with your staff, community partners, and stakeholders. New information will be added as it becomes available.

The coronavirus—or COVID-19—can put additional pressure on already vulnerable children, youth, and families. The child welfare field is uniquely positioned to support families in this time of increased stress. These resources outline guidance for social workers dealing with the virus and can help caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family.

—Read A Message from the Children’s Bureau.

Updates from partner divisions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are also available on this page, including information on funding for states to address COVID-19, mitigation strategies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for communities with local COVID-19 transmission, and other guidance.

Help child welfare professionals and families find additional information that may help decision-making and provide support with the following resources:

—Health Services—

—Responding to Disasters and Threats to Service Continuity—

—Disaster Preparedness & Response—

For regularly updated information from the CDC, please visit: