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(#FosterCareMonth, #NFCM2016)

Use your social media networks to connect your audience to the resources, tools, and real-life stories available on the National Foster Care Month 2016 website, and to create awareness of this year's theme "Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families". Social media enables your audience to engage with each other and quickly reach the NFCM website. The NFCM website is mobile-friendly, so your network can access information from anywhere.

Below are sample social media posts you can use on your Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. If you'd like to include a picture or image in your posts, free NFCM images suitable for posting are available on the Graphics and Widgets page.

Social Media Tips

  • Posts receive the most "likes" when released on weekdays during business hours and between 7 pm and 8 pm1
  • Posts with images and posts on Fridays provide the highest engagement rate2
  • Send your posts multiple times to reach a larger audience

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram Posts

Work in child welfare?  Share the #FosterCareMonth website! FREE resources, stories, and tools to help you and your community make permanent connections for children and youth in foster care.  #NFCM2016 http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth 

More than 400,000 children and youth are in foster care. This #FosterCareMonth theme is "Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families." Easy, FREE ways to learn how you and your community can promote family reunification. #NFCM2016
http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth

Involved in foster care? If you're a parent, caregiver, professional, or youth in foster care, there are tips and tools specifically for you. See "Resources" on the #FosterCareMonth website. #NFCM2016 
http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth  

May is #FosterCareMonth. Please spread the word! FREE outreach tools (email messages, graphics, widgets) make it easy for friends and followers to help the 400,000 children and youth in foster care. #NFCM2016 
http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/spread 

WATCH: "Rhonda saw hope where I saw despair." Sherry's emotional story of a social worker facing her own challenge of reunification.  #FosterCareMonth http://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/reallifestories

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Tweets

Share http://go.usa.gov/3czTk The #FosterCareMonth site has contacts, resources, and real-life stories that inspire

May is #FosterCareMonth "Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families" FREE ways to learn and help http://go.usa.gov/3czTk

400,000+ children & youth are in foster care. FREE resources for parents, professionals & others http://go.usa.gov/cPK8W #FosterCareMonth

May is #FosterCareMonth. Go here http://go.usa.gov/cyVkw for easy ways to spread the word (messages, graphics, and outreach tools)

VIDEO: "I knew Annette would be understanding" Nancy's Story: Birth & foster parents work together http://go.usa.gov/cPKPP #FosterCareMonth

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1Spasojevic, N., Li, Z., Rao, A., & Bhattacharyya, P. (2015). When to post on social networks. Retrieved from http://blog.klout.com/2015/07/whens-the-best-time-to-post-on-social/

2Adobe. (2014). Social intelligence report Q1 2014. Retrieved from https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/82076e0e-c4c3-41c9-9f13-42813d579c7a