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COVID-19 impact on local child welfare system

OMAHA, Neb. — The child welfare system in the Eastern Service Area of Nebraska, that’s Sarpy and Douglas counties, went through a power change in the last year. New contractor, Saint Francis Ministries, officially took over in January. Now they’re faced with the challenge of helping vulnerable children during a pandemic. Saint Francis oversees about […]

Kids in foster care? Coronavirus prompts courts to halt family visits, dealing harsh blow

March 31, 2020 USA Today Biological parents battling to regain custody of children in foster care could lose crucial bonding time and see reunification stymied as dependency courts nationwide cancel hearings and suspend face-to-face family visits over coronavirus concerns. … The visitation suspensions — issued in counties across Texas, Florida, Nebraska and Maine, among others […]


Advocacy

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

Nebraska 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. American Academy of Pediatrics, Nebraska ChapterChildren and Family Coalition of NebraskaLutheran Family Services of NebraskaNebraska AppleseedVoices for Children in Nebraska


Policy