CASA Youth Advocates, the organizational home of Voices for Children, is fielding this survey to gather lessons learned during the COVID-19 response. We are interested in learning about the systems that support families, children, and youth, which include public and private organizations, service providers and advocates, and many others. The findings will be shared with our partners to inform collective and individual efforts to improve the systems that support children and youth in Delaware County. Thank you for your time and insights.

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* 1. What is your affiliation or relationship to CASA and its work? Check all that apply.

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* 2. Which area does your organization address? Check all that apply.

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* 3. Which statement below best captures how Delaware County's systems that support child and youth well-being are doing in response to COVID-19?

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* 4. Overall, how are the systems that support child and youth well-being doing in the following areas in response to COVID-19?

  Excellent Good Fair Terrible Don't know
Ability to adapt to changing community needs
Cultural sensitivity and inclusion
Service location access (either physical or virtual location)
Language access
Ability to address racial disparities and systemic racism
Ability to leverage and access funding to keep services going
Appropriate eligibility guidelines

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* 5. What shortfalls have you witnessed or experienced in the systems that support the well-being of children and youth in Delaware County?

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* 6. To what extent have the following contributed to shortfalls in child and youth well-being systems' responses to COVID-19?

  Extremely significant issue Very significant issue Somewhat of an issue Not an issue at all Don't know
Lack of collaboration
Burdensome regulations
Insufficient funding
Lack of responsiveness to and inclusion of diverse populations
Lack of awareness of available services
Lack of public appreciation for safety net systems
Lackluster technology systems
Overworked staff
Lack of access to best practices
Stigma of using safety net services
Underpaid staff

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* 7. What are communities, agencies, or systems doing really well at this time?

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* 8. What financial, human, technical, and policy resources are needed for Delaware County's child and youth well-being systems to recover and be better than before COVID-19?

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* 9. Prior to COVID-19, Voices for Children partners identified four priority areas to address: 1) Family and Youth Engagement; 2) Social Determinants/Root Causes; 3) Systems Linkage and Coordination; 4) Best Practices for Services and Sustainability. In light of lessons learned from COVID-19, what would you prioritize within or beyond these areas?

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* 10. How have racial inequities and disparities surfaced in Delaware County's child and youth systems?

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* 11. What immediate action steps do you recommend that Voices for Children focus on to improve the systems that care for children and youth in Delaware County?

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* 12. Of the total number of people that your organization typically serves each year, please estimate the percentage that identify as follows:

  0% 1-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-100% Don't know
Asian/Asian American
Black/African American
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Native American/American Indian
White
Multi-racial/multi-ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)

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* 13. Of the total number of people that your organization typically serves each year, please estimate the percentage that identify as follows:

  0% 1-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-100% Don't know
Individuals with disabilities/differential abilities
Immigrants
English Language Learners
Single parent/guardian households
Youth and children between 6 - 18 years
Children 5 years old or younger
Individuals who identify as LGBTQ

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* 14. Of the total number of people that your organization typically serves each year, please estimate the percentage that identify as follows:

  0 1-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-100% Don't know
Women
Men
Non-binary

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* 15. How many people does your organization serve annually?

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* 16. Please provide any other insights or recommendations to inform our work for children, youth, and families in Delaware County. 

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