Use these sample messages to promote National Foster Care Month through your social media networks. Keep up-to-date on Facebook about how to build well-being for children and youth in foster care.
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the children and youth in foster care. Visit the 2012 National Foster Care Month web section to find resources that support child welfare professionals as they seek to achieve well-being with children and youth in care: http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth
Access to a range of postpermanency services is critical to increasing well-being for children and youth who experience foster care. Find resources that provide information about postpermanency support on the National Foster Care Month web section: http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/postpermanency.cfm
Maintaining and supporting sibling relationships is essential to the well-being of all children, and it is especially important for children in foster care. Learn more about preserving connections for brothers and sisters in out-of-home care, including State and local examples: http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/siblings.cfm
"Building Well-Being Through Support in School & Community" on the National Foster Care Month web section provides information and strategies to support children and youth in foster care in their communities and schools. Learn more: http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/community.cfm
Recognizing the impact that trauma has on a child's behavior, development, and relationships is imperative to building well-being in children and youth in care. Find resources on trauma-informed child welfare practices: http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/trauma.cfm