Child Welfare Services and Caretakers Grapple with COVID-19 Effects

NPR | Leila Fadel

New child welfare guidance from the Administration for Children and Families allows for case workers to conduct visitation via video conference. And in New York City, parents with children in foster care are being required to connect with their children only through FaceTime. NPR’s Morning Edition explores the impact COVID-19 protocols are having on the child welfare system.

Not having access to services, not having access to visitation is certainly going to be harmful to the families, but also, we anticipate, will delay reunification”

Listen to the interview.