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Risk factors for child abuse have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis

June 23rd, 2020 After several weeks of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, it is clear we are facing a crisis in child maltreatment. Well-known risk factors for the incidence of child abuse have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, our ability to identify children experiencing maltreatment has been drastically limited by […]

Company Asks Governor To Help Foster Youth During Pandemic

WBIW.COM (INDIANAPOLIS) – Foster Success has sent a letter to Governor Eric Holcomb asking him to take immediate steps to help Hoosier foster youth during the pandemic. The letter urges the Governor to take additional action to meet the unique health and safety needs of teens and young adults in Indiana’s child welfare system and those who have […]

Indiana prepares foster families to take in children impacted by COVID-19

State has more than 20,000 children already in foster care RTV6 Indianapolis April 14, 2020 In Indiana, 50% of the foster children are in DCS homes and the other 50% are in homes with organizations and private agencies like the Villages, the state’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serving more than 3,000 children […]


Advocacy

Indiana organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Indiana organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Bauer Family Resources Inc.Children’s Bureau Inc Crisis Center Inc. a Youth Service Bureau-Alternative HouseDockside ServicesFamilies First Indiana, Inc.Family and Community PartnersFamily Ark, Inc.Family Community Connections, INCFamily Focus, […]

An open Letter to Gov. Holcomb about supporting foster youth during the pandemic

On April 29, 2020 Foster Success sent a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb about ways the State can support foster youth during COVID-19. Dear Governor Holcomb,  We recognize the challenges COVID-19 has placed on you and your administration and appreciate your leadership in this time of crisis. Today, we are writing to commend the […]


Policy