How COVID-19 Is Placing Vulnerable Children at Risk and Why We Need a Different Approach to Child Welfare

COVID-19, Out of Home Care (OOHC)

In this journal article, Herrenkohl et al. explain how the vulnerabilities for many children that are exacerbated by COVID-19 reinforce the need for systemic change within statutory child welfare systems and the benefits that would accrue by implementing a continuum of services that combine universal supports with early intervention strategies. This article also focuses on promising approaches consistent with goals for public health prevention and draw out ideas related workforce development and cross-sector collaboration.

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