Stabilizing Supports for Children and Families during the Pandemic

The pandemic has dealt a major blow to parents’ ability to meet their children’s basic needs. Almost all parents have lost some essential elements of their stabilizing web, including schools and child care programs, which support children’s learning, relationships, and routines. To visualize the stabilizing web of supports for children’s core needs, Urban Institute researchers have released Stabilizing Children’s Lives, a new conceptual model and related materials that offer detailed looks at the role of different actors, including parents and guardians, in stabilizing support for children’s basic needs. #covid-19

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