Using demographic microsimulation-based estimates of kinship networks in the United States, the clear age gradient in COVID-19 mortality seen across contexts, and several hypothetical infection prevalence scenarios, we estimate COVID-19 bereavement multipliers for White and Black individuals in the United States. Best source for child and family well-being indicators in the United States. Economic well-being, education, health, family structure, and community data. 1 U.S. Census Bureau. KIDS COUNT Data Book. Data by race, sex by age. We review empirical studies on kinship foster care in the United States. Table 2 Selected Social Characteristics. More than 5 percent of all children in the United States live in such arrangements. In anthropology, kinship is the web of social relationships that form an important part of the lives of all humans in all societies, although its exact meanings even within this discipline are often debated. The number of children who are living with a grandparent or other relative has increased dramatically in the past two decades. Kinship Care. Provide kinship care guidance and tools for service providers who serve as referral sources. Kinship care is a term used in the United States and Great Britain for the raising of children by grandparents, other extended family members, and adults with whom they have a close family-like relationship such as godparents and close family friends because biological parents are unable to do so for whatever reason. With the child welfare system leaning on kinship parents more and more every year, supports like these are crucial to the success of what has proven to be one of the most effective means of providing positive outcomes for children in the child welfare system. Kinship Glassworks is a 5000 square foot state of the art full-service glass blowing studio, learning center and gallery in Milford Connecticut. Since 2000, the United States has increased the number of kinship placements from 25% of the total foster care population to 29%. American Community Survey: 2003 Multi-Year Profile for United States. Promote the idea of collaboration and resource sharing between community agencies in support of kinship care families. National, state, county, congressional district, and city data. Ashton M. Verdery, Rachel Margolis, Projections of white and black older adults without living kin in the United States, 2015 to 2060, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.1710341114, 114, 42, (11109-11114), (2017).