Georgia 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.
Family Ties Enterprises, Inc.
Georgia Association of Counsel for Children
Wellroot Family Services
Executive order suspends definition of “child” (related to age) for the purposes of receiving services for 90 days after the termination of the Public Health State of Emergency. See page 21 of Executive Order here.
April 07, 2020
Although it’s difficult to predict, Reed told me it is very likely her department will see an increase in reports as children resume face-to-face contact with their teachers, day care providers, physicians, therapists and others. “Traditionally, DFCS has consistently seen a spike in reports when children return to school, so we anticipate that trend will continue in the late summer and early fall,” she said.
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