• May 2005
  • Vol. 6, No. 4

Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    Every year, about 170,000 families care for more than one-half million children whose parents cannot take care of them. Every jurisdiction in the country has experienced a shortage of foster...

  • National Foster Care Month: "Change a Lifetime"
    May is National Foster Care Month, an opportunity to focus attention on addressing the needs of this country's 523,000 children and youth living in foster care. Casey Family Programs is once...

  • Understanding and Preventing Foster Care Runaways
    Running away from out-of-home care exposes youth to grave risks and prevents them from receiving needed educational and treatment services. Chapin Hall has recently conducted the largest study to...

  • Improving the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care
    Children in foster care are at increased risk for poor outcomes and need high quality programs to ensure their physical and emotional well-being. A recent issue brief from Voices for America's...

  • Relational Therapy With Very Young Children in Foster Care
    Infants and toddlers in foster care and their birth parents have special treatment needs if family reunification is to be a viable goal. Families in Transition (FIT), a Michigan research program,...