Reflections: Stories of Foster Care

Personal storytelling is a powerful way to connect real-life scenarios to important practice issues and raise awareness about how the foster care system can support youth and families. Feature these stories in your State and local campaigns as a quick and easy way to enhance your message. Or use them as tools for training new child welfare professionals and recruiting and training foster parents. These stories highlight the importance of the child welfare system prioritizing conversations about the mental health needs of the children and youth in foster care and illustrate how child welfare field professionals can holistically support youth of all ages.

Stories from 2023

  • Recruit Foster Parents

    Use these stories with additional strategies and tools to help recruit and retain kinship and foster parents.

  • Support Trainings for Foster Care Professionals

    Pair these stories with curricula and related training materials to help develop a skilled child welfare workforce.

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