National Foster Care Month 2016: Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families
Each year, the Children's Bureau, together with its information service, Child Welfare Information Gateway, honors National Foster Care Month (NFCM) by providing resources and tools that align with a theme to support those involved with foster care. This year's theme, "Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families," focuses on family reunification and recognizes the strength in family connections and the role it plays in promoting successful outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Get the most out of National Foster Care Month 2016 by:
- Learning about the history of the national campaign and its partners, and accessing FAQs.
- Accessing resources for, parents, youth, foster parents and caregivers, professionals, Tribes, and communities.
- Inspiring others with real-life stories—both narratives and videos—showing some of the challenges and successes experienced by families, youth, and professionals.
- Raising awareness with email messages, social media posts, and sharable graphics to pass along to your friends, family, and colleagues.
- Attending webinars that share best practices in foster care.
- Connecting with professionals across the nation to share policies, activity ideas, and useful tips.
- Joining the conversation online with the new NFCM Facebook Campaign Page.
Visit the 2016 National Foster Care Month website today, and let us know your thoughts bytaking our survey! For more information, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway atNFCM@childwelfare.gov or 1.800.394.3366.