May is National Foster Care Month
#DidYouKnow: More than 391,000 children and youth are in foster care
National Foster Care Month recognizes the role that members from all parts of child welfare play in supporting children, youth and families. This year's theme, "Strengthening Minds. Uplifting Families." highlights the need to take a holistic and culturally responsive approach to supporting the mental health needs of those involved with child welfare (childwelfare.gov)
Denver Human Services (DHS) is recognizing National Foster Care Month all May with a series of #DidYouKnow informational posts on social media. These posts will answer some of the frequently asked questions about foster care and foster parenting from Foster Care 101 Webinars. Look for these posts by following DHS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Become a Foster Parent
When children experience abuse, neglect, or other hardships, they may need to be temporarily placed outside of the home to stay safe and well. Foster parents step up to be the difference for these children by providing them with temporary care while we work with their families to access tools and supports to create safer environments for their children.
Learn more about how Denver Human Services (DHS) partners with foster parents, and how to become a foster parent, in the sections below.