May is National Foster Care Month and we are excited to join in the national efforts to recognize all those whose lives are touched by foster care. So many are engaged in this important work and this is just one month in which we want to make sure their stories and experiences are front and center!
At Utah Foster Care, we specialize in preparing and supporting our foster parents as they care for children. But what can the average person do to learn more of the needs of Utah’s children who find themselves healing from traumatic events in foster homes? It begins with one simple step:
Make a point of learning something, anything about foster care. And this is the month to do it.
Utah Foster Care offers a number of events fostering community and connection. Join us!
- Social media – hear the voices of foster parents, as they share their experiences on Utah Foster Care’s social media platforms.
Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , YouTube
Lunch & Learn (Price) – enjoy your lunch break with us as you hear local foster parenting experiences and have your questions answered.
Moccasin 5K Run Walk – support Native children and foster families.
The Fostering Impact – learn how fostering positively impacts our community in this online forum.
All About Foster Care (Vernal) – your chance to understand the ins and outs of becoming a foster parent.
Faces of Foster Care (Lehi) – Kids in foster care can grow up to do amazing things! Meet a Utah high tech executive who credits his foster dad with giving him a boost of confidence to know he could succeed in life.
More than 2100 children across Utah are in foster care because of abuse and neglect. The need for new foster parents is ongoing.