March 30, 2020
The Chronicle of Social Change
At some point, the world and the nation will get past the initial, horrific onset of the coronavirus pandemic. In its wake will almost certainly be a recession, corresponding unemployment and hard times for millions of American families. As our coverage has reflected in the past two weeks, child welfare systems are still grappling with what to do now – how to facilitate justice through the courts, ensure some form of visits for families, how to deliver services that rely on the value of human contact through a phone.
But like the rest of the country, systems will re-emerge into a tough situation. And while leaders on the front line are still working on how to adapt to the current norms, it’s time to think about what comes next. Today we present two insightful pieces from experts in the field…