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National Foster Parent Appreciation Month 2022


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.


Click HERE to read the official Proclamation.


Training and Webinar Opportunities





Navigating Life in Foster Care: A Panel of Young Adults with Lived Experience (Livestream)

May 19th

1 - 2:30 Eastern Time

Event Description

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.

REGISTER HERE

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)

Event Description

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.

REGISTER HERE

Quality Parenting Initiative Virtual Conference
Building the Movement Together: Excellent Parenting for Every Child, Every Day

May 24 - 26

Event Description

QPI, the Quality Parenting Initiative, is a national movement for foster care change, made up of a network of states, counties and private agencies committed to ensuring that all children in care have excellent parenting and lasting relationships so they can thrive and grow.

REGISTER HERE



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.


Downloadable Resources

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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NFPA Online Store



FosterClub Store


The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their hearts and their homes to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US. The NFPA believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

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