Coronavirus Resources: Children, Youth and Families

ACF/Children's Bureau Updates

  • New Children's Bureau Guidance on Caseworker Visits During the Coronavirus Crisis.
  • ACF Information Memorandum Regarding Flexibility for Grantees - The Administration for Children and Families released an Information Memorandum (IM-ACF-OA-2020-01) dealing with grant flexibilities in conducting human service activities related to or affected by COVID-19. The guidance provides short-term relief for administrative, financial management, and audit requirements for ACF applicants and grantees/recipients who are conducting human services activities related to or affected by COVID-19. Read IM-ACF-OA-2020-01 here.
  • Children's Bureau Letter on Judicial Hearings - The Children's Bureau released a letter addressing legal and court-related issues during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The letter offers guidance to courts, CIPs and administrative offices about where courts have flexibility and about what services are required. It also provides guidance for courts specifically about maintaining family time during the crisis and ensuring that parents maintain access to critical services and treatment.  Read the letter here
  • Tech Options from the Children's Bureau - The Children's Bureau has provided a list of low- or no-cost tech options that can be used to facilitate child welfare-related communication amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis. The list offers information platforms, including the associated costs and supported devices, as well as a list of major internet providers that are offering free services to low-income families and households with students. Find the list here.

Cable and Data Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Field Resources

Funding Resources

HR Resources 

National Council of Nonprofits Resources

PPE Resources

Lutheran Services in America members have shared washable cotton face mask options that are available for order from the providers below. Please contact them directly for further information such as cost and estimated shipping time.

Telehealth Resources


Contact Sheila Weber, Lutheran Services in America’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, at 202-499-5824 for more information.