May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. It’s also a time to renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the children and youth currently in foster and kinship care.
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Our interview with the Director of Social Services for New Kent County, VA, Suzanne Grable about recent caseworker salary increases, a win in the 2021 legislative session:
Resources For Foster Care Parents and Youth In Care:
- Newfound Families Virginia is a nonprofit, membership-driven association offering information, support, and resources for foster, adoptive, and kinship families.
- Great Expectations is a strengths-based mentoring/support organization that helps young people in and leaving Virginia’s foster care system access higher education. Great Expectations bases coaches at each of Virginia’s community colleges and works with youth at any stage of their transition out of care.
- Our Work on Policies Affecting Foster Care and Adoption
- More on National Foster Care Month from childwelfare.gov