National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month.   Every May National Foster Care Month focuses on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care. It's goal is to encourage more people to get involved as foster parents, volunteers, mentors, and employers (National Foster Care Coalition). Click on the links below to read more about what YOU can do:

  • "Many concerned individuals have expressed the desire to volunteer for adoption agencies that are seeking temporary caregivers to cuddle and spend time with newborns waiting to be adopted. Although many agencies need and recruit volunteers to support their work and mission, not all adoption agencies offer interim care programs." The National Foster Care & Adoption Directory offers adoption and foster care resources by State: National Foster Care & Adoption Search Directory
  • "Foster parents and relative/kinship caregivers are critical partners in child welfare and are increasingly seen as key players in the team working to achieve permanency for children and youth in care." Resources for Foster Parents & Caregivers
  • "In an effort to improve outcomes for families, it is critical that child welfare professionals have access to resources and information that focus on practices that help achieve successful reunification." Resources for Welfare Professionals

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The Benefits of Membership

  • Active representation & promotion of perinatal interests in the State Legislature
  • Participation in committees & task forces to influence quality of care for mothers & infants in our State
  • Networking with key people & organizations that can impact perinatal health
  • Decreased registration rates at regional educational conferences
  • Participation in community service Projects
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TPA Grants

Congratulations to the following grantees:

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas: Perinatal Mood Disorders Training Program 
  • Healthy Families San Angelo: “Steps to Success” Program
  • Learning Through Simulation: Neonatal Scenarios & Procedures, El Paso
  • Angel Layettes

Read the full press release here.