Why Act Now to Create a Core Set of Supportive Services for Foster Parents
When kids need foster care, the most powerful way to help them is by providing stable, well-supported foster families, including kin and non-kin.
Children in foster care often face significant physical, social, emotional and educational challenges. This is why it’s critical that foster families are trained and are well-supported in their caregiving.
Supporting caregivers contributes to placement stability, which in turn improves children’s outcome in education, health, well-being and permanency
Support for foster families is associated with improved foster parent retention. Research has found that as many as 40 percent of foster parents stop providing foster care due to lack of agency support.
With the Family First Act, Congress emphasized the need for children to be in families, not institutions. Now it’s time to make sure that can happen by providing foster families the support they need.
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Sign the pledge to show your support for today’s amazing foster parents and the importance of quality foster parenting.
We invite you to get involved in CHAMPS and be part of building bright futures for kids in foster care.