• June 2012
  • Vol. 13, No. 5

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June Is National Reunification Month

June 2012 marks the third annual National Reunification Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of reuniting children and families after experiencing foster care. It is also a time to celebrate the professionals that help make reunification possible. National Reunification Month is sponsored by the American Bar Association's (ABA's) Center on Children and the Law.

Celebrations will take place throughout the month of June across the country, with most events occurring on Father's Day, June 17, 2012.

As part of the celebration and in acknowledgement of the work done by children, families, and the professionals that serve them, ABA is asking for nominations of Reunification Heroes. Nominations can include parents, professionals, or youth who made heroic reunification efforts. Nominees' stories will be published on the Center on Children and the Law website. Submit a nomination here:

https://abanet.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6WEauYfafST9M8s

The National Reunification Month website provides several resources to help communities plan and promote their celebrations, including a sample event planning timeline, sample media outreach materials, sample proclamations, highlights from the 2011 National Reunification Month, and more.

National Reunification Month is being promoted by a number of national organizations, including the National Association of Counsel for Children, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Casey Family Programs, Rise Magazine, the National Center for State Courts, and the American Humane Association. 

For more information and to register a community National Reunification Month celebration, visit ABA's Center for Children and the Law:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/child_law/what_we_do/projects/nrd.html

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