Child Welfare

Resource: National Foster Care Month Signature Block

Everyone can help spread the word about National Foster Care Month by adding a signature block graphic and tagline to email messages. With three taglines to choose from and detailed instructions, express a commitment to honoring, unifying, and celebrating families is easy.

Resource: National Foster Care Month Campaign Facebook Page

In observance of National Foster Care Month, this Facebook page serves as a forum for organizations, groups, partners, parents, caregivers, and youth to promote the events, resources, stories, and photos to share local and national NFCM events, photos, and stories from events and more.

New Brief Highlights the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth in Child Welfare Settings

A recent brief from the Permanency Innovations Initiative highlights how research is helping us to better understand the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in child welfare settings. The brief presents findings from qualitative interviews conducted with youth participating in the Recognize, Intervene,

Observance: 2016 National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside 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.

Resource: 2016 National Foster Care Month Microsite

In anticipation of National Foster Care Month in May, the Children's Bureau and Child Welfare Information Gateway developed a new microsite.

Tip Sheet: Federal Resources and Initiatives for Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk

NDTAC released this tip sheet providing an overview of relevant federal offices and programs, as well as data sources, that can be used to support state- and local-level decision-making and planning efforts of programs for youth who are neglected or delinquent. It also offers key questions that program administrators and practitioners can use to dig deeper into federal datasets and initiatives.