Tennessee

News

COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force announced

June 20th, 2020 The main goal of the Task Force is to see how the pandemic impacted students across the state, and be able to provide support for the holistic needs of these children as they prepare for another school year. Full article here.

Pandemic hits young adults who left foster care without families hard

April 13, 2020 Knoxville News By Timothy Dennis Although everyone is feeling vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic, young people like me who have transitioned out of foster care without permanent family are even more vulnerable. Even in the best of times, leaving foster care to become an adult all on your own is terrifying. And we […]


Advocacy

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

Tennessee 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. ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Awareness FoundationMemphis Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (MASHA)Prevent Child Abuse TennesseeTennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics


Policy