Important Links

COVID 19/coronavirus information

IARCA is in communication with the IN Department of Child Services and the IN State Department of Health about guidance on COVID 19/coronavirus preparedness for the child welfare community. We have also received materials from the federal government, other states, and national experts. Below, you'll find links to select materials that may be helpful.

Information specific to the child welfare community and children generally

UPDATED: DCS coronavirus provider question and answer documents

UPDATED: DCS field guidance for DCS staff

March 17th guidance for Indiana child welfare agencies from DCS Director Terry Stigdon

DCS policy extending initial medical examination for a child new to a foster home to 45 days

Indiana Medicaid bulletin on use of phone and video service delivery

HHS/Children's Bureau guidance to state's on use of phone and video for mandated visits

ISDH guidance on visitors to residential facilities

ISDH guidance on for out of hospital facilities

Updated: ISDH guidance for long term care facilities

IN Department of Insurance letter on COVID 19, child serving agencies, and continuation of insurance coverage

Practice resources

NEW: HHS FAQ on telehealth and HIPPA

Family Time Inc. - orientation guide for foster and kinship familes participating in virtual visitation

Family Time Inc. - guidelines for familes participating in virtual visitation

Children's Bureau Inc - guide for family activities during social distancing

Community Behavioral Health - resources for serving families and children during coronavirus

Free video tutorials on using Zoom Meeting for virtual services and meetings

Information for businesses and employers

NEW: US Department of Labor temporary FMLA coronavirus benefits regulations

NEW: US Department of Labor Questions and Answers on FMLA coronavirus benefits

NEW: US Department of Labor Fact Sheet on FMLA coronavirus benefits

NEW: US EEOC guidance on employees and coronavirus

Small Business Administration loans - general

Small Business Admnistration loans - Indiana guidance

March 12th State of Indiana guidance on gatherings - in effect for at least 30 days

UPDATED: Legal tips for employers on employees and coronavirus

Overview of insurance concerns related to coronavirus

Poster for visitors

Coronavirus: Prevention Steps for Close Contacts

Other Helpful Links (non-coronavirus)

Access Indiana

Alliance for Children & Families

American Psychological Association

Ball State University Guardian Scholars

Child Abuse Hotline

Child Welfare League of America

Children's Coalition of Indiana

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Connected by 25

Council on Accreditation (COA)

Department of Education

Foster Club

IARCA Annual Conference Registration

IARCA Online Resource Directory

Indiana Chafee Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Program

Indiana Coalition for Homeless Services

Indiana Department of Child Services

Indiana Division of Exceptional Learners (Special Education)

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Youth Institute

The Joint Commission

Lilly Endowment, Inc.

National Association of Social Workers (Indiana)

National Organization for State Associations For Children

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Office Depot Partnership with IARCA

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana

Race Matters Consortium


The Residential Child Care Project: Cornell University (TCI)

The Lumina Foundation

Twenty-first Century Scholars