• May 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 4

Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

As part of our Spotlight on National Foster Care Month, CBX highlights the 2015 initiative, personal accounts of youth who experienced foster care, the important role of grandfamilies and kinship care as alternatives to nonrelative out-of-home care, and more.

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    Each May, the Children's Bureau, together with Child Welfare Information Gateway and other partner organizations, promotes National Foster Care Month and raises awareness about the important roles...

  • Personal Accounts of Life in Foster Care
    As part of National Foster Care Month and in an effort to raise awareness of the varied experiences associated with foster care, Children's Rights' Fostering the Future campaign lends a voice to...

  • Teens and Unnecessary Out-of-Home Placements
    The child welfare and juvenile justice systems are in place to help children, youth, and families struggling with issues related to child abuse and neglect and delinquency. However, youth...

  • The Role of Grandfamilies in Raising Children
    Grandfamilies and kinship care are increasingly becoming alternatives to nonrelative out-of-home care. In fact, about 27 percent of children in foster care are placed with relatives, an increase...

  • Safety of Transgender Youth in Foster Care
    Child welfare agencies provide services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in foster care, but more needs to be done to ensure the safety of these youth. A...

  • Evaluations of the Family Finding Model
    The Family Finding model outlines a method for finding, engaging, and working with family members of children who are involved with child welfare in order to establish connections and improve...