Looking for information and resources on the Coronavirus? Check out:
- “Coronavirus: What You Need To Know” from the National Governors Association for comprehensive updates on state actions as well as guidance and resources under federal programs.
- “Policy Levers for State Human Service Agencies in Response to COVID-19” for a quick-reference on federal flexibility available under SNAP, TANF, Child Care, and Child Welfare, including whether approval is needed.
The State Children’s Cabinet Network is the nation’s only network of directors, staff and members of state children’s cabinets.
Sometimes known as councils or commissions or P-20 councils, Children’s Cabinets are typically made up of the heads of all government agencies with child- and youth-serving programs. They meet regularly to coordinate services, develop a common set of outcomes, and collaboratively decide upon and implement plans to foster the well-being of young people. Members of the network are invited to online and in-person convenings.
The Forum provides technical assistance to Children’s Cabinets and related state policy coordinating bodies in various capacities. The Forum’s areas of expertise include helping states to:
- create a Children’s Cabinet
- develop common goals and shared data
- generate a statewide plan for all children and youth
- map a state’s fiscal resources for young people