ACF Family Room Blog: Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents

In honor of May’s National Foster Care Month, the Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau writes in this blogpost that incorporating family voice into the permanency-planning process and encouraging collaboration between parents and resource parents can help the community, the courts, and related professionals inform a highly supportive child welfare agency culture. The blogpost provides a link to the updated National Foster Care Month website, which includes new resources and outreach tools showing how partnerships between parents and children, agencies, community organizations, and the courts can help support reunification and strengthen family and community connections.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
May, 2020
Date: 
May 2020
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Family Strengthening
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
    • Non-custodial Parents
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