Child Welfare

Resource: Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

This factsheet for families provides an overview of the reunification process, including what parents can expect while their children are in foster care, what they can do to help their children return home, and what to expect after children return home.

Resource: Celebrating Connections

This article provides background on the stories shared in the National Foster Care Month website’s real-life video series by children, youth, and families affected by foster care.

Resource: Helping Kids Recover and Thrive

These PSA videos were developed to help people better understand child traumatic stress and the importance of support in a child’s recovery.

Resource: Understanding Child Trauma

This infographic provides key statistics and information to help the public recognize the signs of child traumatic stress.

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,