The NFPA is proud to join in the celebration of Foster Parents during this week of appreciation and honoring of their contributions. We'll post items of interest on our Facebook page, Twitter, and here on our website. Follow hashtags #NFCM2022 and #NationalFosterCareMonth to see posts from the NFPA and others on this important topic.
Training and Webinar Opportunities
Navigating Life in Foster Care: A Panel of Young Adults with Lived Experience (Livestream)
1 - 2:30 Eastern Time
Join us for National Foster Care month as we engage in an impactful panel discussion about best practices in Foster Care with policy advocates, authors, and change-makers Tony Parsons, Hailey D’Elia, and Amnoni Myers. Participants will hear from our panelists as they reflect on their experiences in the foster care system and the tools they deem necessary for supporting foster youth and families.
CASE offers a regular live webinar series, so be sure to check out this page for other opportunities!
Creating Partnership in Kinship Treatment Foster Care (Zoom Meeting)
May 25, 2022
01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This is a Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative event and, as such, information provided during registration may be shared with the Children’s Bureau. Information may also be used for Collaborative evaluation purposes with identifying information held in confidence and all reporting done in aggregate.
Quality Parenting Initiative Virtual Conference
Updates, Notable Items, and More
Supporting Caregivers Through Kinship Navigator Programs
Written by the Capacity Building Center for States in partnership with Liliana Hernandez, child welfare program specialist, Children's Bureau
Recognizing that family separation is a source of great trauma, the child welfare field is making efforts to keep children connected to their families even when they cannot safely remain at home. These efforts are supported by federal policy requiring child welfare agencies to "consider giving preference to an adult relative over a nonrelated caregiver when determining a placement for a child" (Children's Bureau, 2020, p.3).
Learn more on the CBX website, HERE.
2022 National Foster Care Month Website Survey
The purpose of this information collection is to gather feedback on the National Foster Care Month website to enhance future special initiative campaign websites and resources.
Estimate time: 5 Minutes
Visit the survey HERE.
The following downloadable resources have been made available by agencies who provide Foster Parent support, training and information.
Visit our Coffee with Caregivers library of discussions on a wide variety of topics related to Fostering and child care-giving.
Purchase Foster Care Appreciation Items
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