Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Texas: Buckner's Children And Family Services Helps Families Impacted By COVID-19

From Marshall News Messenger:

Texas has seen nearly the highest number of deaths in primary caregivers for children due to COVID-19, according to a recent study, and an official with Buckner International says some of those children have been helped at its Longview facility.

Families dealing with loss are at risk because loss can destabilize families leading to a large impact on children. Single-parent families and foster care or adoptive families need community support to help care for children dealing with trauma.

Buckner offers several programs in East Texas that help children and families in crisis. Kinship foster care and placement focuses on trying to keep children with biological family with the hope of possible future reunification. Family Hope Centers offer services and training to help strengthen families with a goal to keep them together. The Family Pathways program helps single parents with a goal to help them overcome barriers to better care for their children.

Read more here.

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