Each May, a partnership of the nation’s leading child welfare organizations presents National Foster Care Month to help raise awareness and secure more support for children and youth in foster care throughout the entire year. The Toolkit offers some practical ideas, tips and easy-to-use templates to get you started with your planning process. We hope these materials will help you leverage available resources and the increased visibility made possible through the national campaign.
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The Toolkit is organized into these six sections:
THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
Learn more about the national awareness and call-to-action effort.
Honor and recognize the work of people making a difference in the lives of children and youth in foster care.
Spread the word about National Foster Care Month and the year-round needs of youth in out-of-home care.
Recruit more support for children in foster care from different segments of your community including faith-based groups, teachers and educators, librarians and businesses.
WORKING WITH MEDIA
Get pointers for pitching foster care stories, events and other activities to the local media.