Child welfare system shifts to proactive approach amid pandemic

July 22nd, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The COVID-19 pandemic changed so many things like government agencies and services they provide, including the child welfare system. The way the system had worked previously was reactive. Students spend time in school, they’re watched by adults, adults call in to Child Protective Services if they notice incidents of abuse or neglect. With children no longer in schools and with returning to class in the fall in question, they’ve pivoted from reactive to proactive.

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

Michigan 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.

Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Michigan Children’s Trust Fund
Michigan’s Children
Northern Family Intervention Services, Inc.
Seeds for Success
Voices for Children