• May 2003
  • Vol. 4, No. 4

Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

  • Resources for National Foster Care Month
    May is National Foster Care Month, a time when communities across the nation honor America's more than 133,000 foster families and recognize the approximately 556,000 children in foster care. ...

  • Bipartisan Commission Launched to Address Foster Care Outcomes
    Launched May 7, the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care will develop practical, bipartisan recommendations to improve outcomes for children in foster care. The commission will focus on two...

  • Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Face Uphill Climb to Adulthood
    A recent Child Trends research brief, "Youth who "Age Out" of Foster Care: Troubled Lives, Troubling Prospects", details the complex issues around children aging out of the foster care system,...

  • Experts Convene to Promote Permanence for Older Children, Adolescents
    As part of its Youth Permanency Project, the Stuart Foundation hosted a convening of experts in April 2002 to explore permanence as a way to address the difficulties often experienced by children...

  • Review Finds Little Evidence to Support Institutional Care
    Institutional care is not an essential component of the child welfare system for the majority of children, concludes a recent report. "Institutions vs. Foster Homes: The Empirical Base for a...