National Foster Care Month Events

Honoring and recognizing National Foster Care Month is an important part of keeping the needs of children and youth in foster care in the minds of the public. Browse this page for ideas on how you can take action in your community!

Featured Children’s Bureau Event

Children’s Bureau Talks Foster Care and Mental Health

In observance of National Foster Care Month 2022 and Mental Health Awareness Month, the Children’s Bureau hosted an honest conversation about the intersection of family separation, trauma, and triumph on May 11, 2022.

This chat featured the following individuals:

  • Aysha E. Schomburg, associate commissioner, Children’s Bureau
  • Nicole Childers, foster care lived experience and executive editor of the Business, Technology and Innovation Unit at NBC News
  • Thema Bryant, Ph.D., president-elect, American Psychological Association

Sample Foster Care Month Events

View this list of sample events to see what others have done to raise awareness in their community.

To get more information about what is happening for National Foster Care Month in your State, contact your State foster care program manager.

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