National Foster Care Month

May 2020

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From Jeff Wittman, Foster Youth Specialist

American Youth Policy Forum

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging society on every front – social, political, and economic. Disadvantaged youth populations face significant challenges as their already precarious access to resources and supports dwindles and/or vanishes.

This information hub provides weekly updates by youth population & supports for parents to facilitate collating relevant resources. We recognize that many young people fall into multiple categories. We will share the challenges being experienced, as well as resources provided by a variety of organizations. To access this resource click here.

Children’s Bureau

It's a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. Find resources and information to help ensure that their future is bright. National Foster Care Month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau. Each May, we take time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. We use this time to renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 437,000 children and youth in foster care, and celebrate those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.To access this resource click here.

COVID-19 Resources From The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education

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