Email Signatures & Sample Messages
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! #NFCM2020
Engage parents & youth to support reunification.
Sample Email Messages
Get the message out and remind your network of contacts and partners of the ways the foster care system can support a process for strengthening families' capacity to nurture and provide for their children’s well-being. The sample emails below are free and can be used within your news releases, newsletters, websites, talking points, or other products. These messages promote National Foster Care Month 2020 and its theme, “Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents.” It also points audiences to the resources available on the National Foster Care Month webpage.
Use the emails below to communicate with colleagues, media contacts, policymakers, families, and anyone with a connection to foster care.
Subject: May is National Foster Care Month!
An increasing number of children are entering foster care each year. These children are not unloved, but often their families need help. Foster care can be an opportunity to identify their needs, form supportive relationships, and respond with the right mix of services to get them on the path to reunification.
This year, National Foster Care Month offers resources on how communities can work across systems to invest in the capacity of parents to care for their children when they are in need of help. Learn how developing partnerships between agencies, community organizations, and court systems can be a key factor in supporting reunification.
Visit the National Foster Care website to find resources in these three categories:
Find out how to engage youth and families to participate in their own permanency planning and use their perspectives to help improve child welfare practice.
The website also offers tools on how to raise awareness during the month of May as well as new and inspiring real-life stories from families with foster care experience.
Subject: Support National Foster Care Month in Your Community
What if foster parenting looked more like coparenting, coaching, and mentoring? What if youth voice was factored in at every stage of decision-making?
This year, National Foster Care Month acknowledges the pivotal role foster care systems can play in helping put families back together.
Consider how child welfare professionals, court systems, community partners, temporary caregivers, and others can find new ways to wrap families in support and build meaningful, supportive relationships to strengthen families.
Visit the Foster Care Month website to find out how you can
- Help educate the public by sharing information and resources. Use the hashtag #FosterCareMonth to help Spread the Word!
- Host, attend, or distribute information on local events that support children and youth in foster care and their families
- Connect with local community groups working with foster youth
Learn how child welfare agencies from across the country are successfully partnering with their communities to support families—and find graphics and real-life stories to help you raise awareness throughout the month of May.