How to Plan and Implement Heart Gallery and Adoption Day Campaign
Heart Gallery and Adoption Day is a special event that can be used to bring greater attention to the need for safe temporary and permanent homes for children. The website provides information including history, examples, and planning and implementation resources.
A sample formal contract that a volunteer must sign acknowledging that they understand the need to respect client and agency confidentiality.
A sample editorial guest column article that can be submitted from a foster parent to highlight positive experiences.
A sample of an op-ed that can be printed in a newspaper for National Foster Care Month.
A sample press release to recruit foster parents. You can customize this press release by inserting quotes from your agency director, staff, foster parents or children.
A sample educational publication on children being left at home alone. Published by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
A sample educational publication for new parents or parents that are expecting on preventing child abuse. Published by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
A sample of a proclamation that agency or government leaders can use to officially acknowledge May as the National Foster Care Month.
A sample press release/radio script for recruiting foster parents.
A short radio spot script to solicit foster parents during the National Foster Care Month.
AdoptUsKids has created the National Adoption Month Recruitment & Marketing Toolkit to help an agency increase awareness about adoption and to assist efforts to recruit and retain foster and adoptive parents while promoting National Adoption Month in November. This kit contains information on general, targeted and child-specific recruitment and retention, as well as marketing, public relations and advertising strategies.
http://www.fostercaremonth.org/GETINVOLVED/TOOLKIT/Pages/default.aspx Foster Care Awareness Month - Toolkit
May is National Foster Care Month. This website contains a toolkit that offers some practical ideas, tips and easy-to-use templates
to help plan for the celebration and help raise awareness and secure more support for children and youth in foster care.
A list of possible awareness campaigns, suggested activities, and related resources organized by month.
A website of resources by the Council for Children and Families in Washington State for child abuse prevention month.
A website by a male survivor of childhood abuse and the issues he faces in adult life.
A website by a female survivor with news about child abuse from around the world.
An anti-child protective services activist website.
FosterClub is the national network for young people in foster care. Built on a dynamic social network platform using Web 2.0 unctionality, it provides a means for young people to connect in a safe, monitored environment. The website also serves as a hub f information relating to foster care, including articles, question and answers, message boards, contests, discussion of foster care
opics, and even biographies of famous people who grew up in care.
This site allows you to sign up to have amber alerts sent as a text message (SMS) on your cellphone.