• May 2022
  • Vol. 23, No. 4

Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

This edition of CBX highlights National Foster Care Month (NFCM). Learn about enhancements to the NFCM website and read articles on the importance of supporting children and youth who have experienced foster care. Read a message from Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg about how we should fearlessly strive for an equitable society despite the obstacles and challenges that come with this work. This issue also includes valuable resources for professionals and the families they serve.

  • The Warmth of Other Suns
    Written by Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg (This message is an excerpt from remarks delivered at the Kansas Racial Equity Collaborative Symposium.)Years ago, I read a book by Isabel...

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    This year's National Foster Care Month (NFCM) theme, "Relative and Kin Connections: Keeping Families Strong," highlights the importance of prioritizing and strengthening relative and kin...

  • Building Coregulation Capacity to Support Positive Development for Youth in Foster Care
    A report from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services explores how self-regulation...

  • Support and Resources for Expectant and Parenting Young People in Foster Care
    Family Voices United published a report featuring a summary of responses from youth with lived foster care experience to the question "What supports should be provided to maintain stable foster...

  • Best Practices Guide for Improving Education Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care
    Youth in foster care continue to have poorer education outcomes compared with their peers. For example, the high school graduation rate in California for youth in foster care is 58 percent while...