Helping People in Special Populations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The NASW Social Justice Report Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for America’s Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations explains how this pandemic could devastate some of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, including children, older adults, African Americans, people who are low income, immigrants and prison inmates. The report offers guidance on what lawmakers can do to avoid the crisis.

Here are other resources and information for social workers who are assisting people in special populations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

People with Disabilities & Older Adults

Long-Term Care Facilities: Federal Guidance & Other Resources

Children


Immigrants

American Indians and Alaska Natives

People Who Are Incarcerated

People in Recovery

Many of us know people who are overcoming alcohol use disorders or other addictions. Recovering from an alcohol or other substance use disorder is always difficult, but there are special challenges presented by the current pandemic. Peer support is a critical component for many people in recovery, and regular patterns of meeting attendance and fellowship can be disrupted as the country tries to contain the spread of COVID-19.

People should be aware that support is still out there, and that technology can connect people who are quarantined or practicing social distancing. If you know someone who is working to recover, make sure they know about these resources: 

Source: Responsibility.org



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