Email Signatures & Sample Messages
Use the email signatures and sample messages below to help spread the word about National Foster Care Month.
Updating your email signature is a quick and easy way to remind everyone about the importance of National Foster Care Month!
Each email you send will help spread the word, and it’s simple to do. Select from the sample signature texts and graphics below and insert them into your email signature:
- Raise awareness for National Foster Care Month!
- May is National Foster Care Month!
- Supporting Youth, Connecting Families
Help spread the word that authentically engaging youth in court hearings and permanency planning is a key factor in promoting a child welfare system that truly strengthens families. The sample emails below can be used in your news releases, newsletters, websites, talking points, or other products.
Use the emails to communicate with colleagues, media contacts, policymakers, families, and anyone with a connection to foster care.
Subject: May is National Foster Care Month!
There are over 423,000 children and youth in foster care across the country, and many have been facing increased isolation over the past year.
It is more critical than ever for communities to work together in identifying the right mix of supports to establish meaningful connections for children and youth in care.
This year, National Foster Care Month focuses on how to strengthen these connections and the role of family and youth engagement at every stage. We should ensure all families and youth have meaningful involvement in court hearings and case planning and make it possible for youth to stay connected to their parents and extended support systems while in foster care. When it isn’t possible to meet in person, virtual engagement tools can be critical to preserving meaningful connections and engaging youth. Authentically engaging youth and families can lead to increased family stabilization and expedite reunification and permanency.
Take some time this month to consider how all of us working to support youth can help them find their voice, develop leadership skills, improve their self-esteem, and shift foster care to a system that truly supports families.
Subject: Support National Foster Care Month in Your Community
May is National Foster Care Month! Here are some ways you can support children and families in your community.
Share these inspiring stories to teach communities the importance of coming together to build meaningful connections for youth in foster care.
Discover emerging best practices and evidence-based tools that help all professionals involved with child welfare strengthen the role of family and youth voice, collaborate with the courts, prevent or minimize disruption, and promote reunification.
Visit the National Foster Care Month website to find out how you can do the following:
- Help educate the public by sharing information and resources. Use the hashtag #FosterCareMonth to help spread the word!
- Learn how child welfare agencies from across the country are working to change their culture and practice to ensure foster care is a support to families.
- Find graphics and inspiring personal stories to help raise awareness throughout the month of May.