• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

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May Is National Foster Care Month

Take a foster family to lunch in May, or send a thank you note to people you know who are involved with foster care. Those are just a couple of the ideas suggested in the National Foster Care Month kits prepared by the Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support.

National Foster Care Month activities are a joint effort among the National Foster Care Awareness Project (in which two of the Children's Bureau's National Resource Centers participate), the National Foster Parent Association, the Child Welfare League of America, and Casey Family Programs.

The kits contain fact sheets, sample letters to local businesses and elected officials, a sample newsletter, and materials for reaching out to reporters. This year's theme, "Recognizing People Who Make a Difference," is prominently displayed in packet items. Logos showing two children making a bridge and the slogan "helping children and youth cross life's bridges" are included in an easily reproducible format.

Download packet materials from the Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support (CNC) at www.casey.org/cnc (this link is no longer available) or contact:

Kathy Barbell
Director, Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support
1808 Eye St., NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 888-295-6727, ext. 226
Email: kbarbell@casey.org

Related Item

A bill supporting a National Foster Parents Day was introduced in Congress on February 8, 2001. For details on H.Con.Res. 24, visit Thomas, a service of the Library of Congress (http://thomas.loc.gov).

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