National Reunification Month was created in 2010 by the American Bar Assocation (ABA) to celebrate the people and efforts around the country that help families stay together. According to AFCARS data, reunification is the most common permanency option achieved by children in the child welfare system.
Visit the ABA’s National Reunification Month website for webinars, a list of local calendars and resources, and additional information.
For this year’s National Reunification Month, Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, released a suite of publications focused on promoting successful partnerships between birth parents, caregivers, and caseworkers to achieve child welfare’s ultimate goal: the reunification of children and families.
The available resources feature the lived experience of youth in foster care, foster and relative caregivers, and the parents they serve. Find them here or at the Information Gateway site.