ISS-USA Awarded Grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to Use Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and Families
International Social Service, ISS-USA (ISS-USA) has received a $37,500 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to support our project, “Promoting Permanency during the COVID19 Pandemic: The Use of Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and Families.” This project aims to increase the capacity of child welfare agencies and the International Social Service (ISS) network to move children to permanency without delays during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the global pandemic, social workers are restricted to working remotely, which has amplified ongoing flaws in the child welfare system and presented new challenges to family stability. Social workers are currently experiencing barriers in accessing the databases to continue moving forward with their cases.
This grant funding will be used to conduct a remote assessment to ensure the current safety of the home and community a child will possibly be moving to and, afterwards, an in-person safety assessment and document verification when restrictions on movement are lifted.
To inquire about this program or to refer a case, click here.