The Children's Bureau wants to feature your story!

Each year, the Children's Bureau's National Foster Care Month (NFCM) initiative features real-life stories from Children's Bureau grantees and other

As a NFCM partner, Foster Care Alumni of America is helping the Children's Bureau find stories highlighting the 2019 initiative's theme: foster care being a support for families rather than a substitute for parents. We are looking for stories encompassed by this theme and that focus specifically on ways the child welfare system can strengthen the capacity of families to nurture and provide for the well-being of their children. The NFCM 2019 website will highlight tools, resources, and best practice examples focused on helping child welfare professionals increase the likelihood of reunification. It will give specific attention to community engagement, collaborative relationships, and targeted support services as key factors in supporting family preservation and keeping families healthy, together, and strong.

You have been identified as a possible resource for such stories because of the promising work you are involved do.

If you’re interested in sharing a story for the NFCM 2019 initiative, please contact Kari Kryda, child welfare content specialist at Child Welfare Information Gateway, at NFCM@childwelfare.gov by October 24, 2018 for detailed instructions. Stories must be submitted no later than October 24, 2018. Thank you again for your continued support of this important initiative.

Sincerely,

April M Curtis - Board Chair