May marks National Foster Care Awareness Month, which acknowledges foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.
This year, the theme for National Foster Care Month is “Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families,” which emphasizes the importance of identifying, developing, and supporting prospective and current foster parents and kinship caregivers. The website highlights best practices that have resulted in new and strengthened recruitment and retention strategies. Access the resources at https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/resources/.
Resources are available for the following groups through childwelfare.gov:
To learn more about National Foster Care Awareness Month, visit their website here.