• May 2021
  • Vol. 22, No. 5

Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

This issue of CBX spotlights National Foster Care Month 2021. Read about what's new on the National Foster Care Month website and find resources highlighting foster caregivers' experiences with both formal and informal supports and trainings; the experiences of children in foster care with special health-care needs; and a series of webinars that focus on how Black communities, communities of color, and families living in poverty are overrepresented in the foster care system. The issue also includes recent resources and articles for child welfare professionals and the families they serve.

  • A Message From Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg
    For this month's message from Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg, we feature an interview conducted by Joshua Christian Oswald, youth engagement coordinator intern at the Children's Bureau....
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  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    This year's National Foster Care Month (NFCM) theme, "Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents," highlights the ways the child welfare system and the legal community can...
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  • Meeting the Informal and Formal Support Needs of Foster Caregivers
    An article in Children and Youth Services Review, "Fostering Healthy Families: An Exploration of the Informal and Formal Support Needs of Foster Caregivers," looks at the different kinds of...
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  • Children and Youth With Special Health-Care Needs in Foster Care
    A brief published by Child Trends explores the prevalence of children and youth with special health-care needs (CYSHCN) within the foster care system as well as the experiences of CYSHCN and their...
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  • Foster System Webinar Series
    A series of four webinars is available from the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. These webinars focus on how Black communities, communities of color, and families living in poverty are...
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