PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER AS KINSHIP CARE MONTH
The NYS Kinship Navigator, the National Kinship Alliance for Children, and the Child Welfare League of America are working with supporters and friends of kinship families to proclaim September as Kinship Care Month.
United States Senate Resolution – Adopted September 2015
See a sample of proclamations and resolutions listed below. These are states that currently have resolutions and/or are making progress:
|State||Progress to Date|
|Arizona||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|Colorado||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|Georgia||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|Nevada||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|New Jersey||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|New York||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|Ohio||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|South Dakota||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|Vermont||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|Virginia||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|South Carolina||Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation|
|West Virginia||Working with Governer to plan event|
If you are a caregiver interested in joining the campaign to have your state governor or legislature proclaim September as Kinship Care Month, or you are interested in the President and Congress proclaiming September as National Kinship Care Month, please contact the navigator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By joining this grassroots campaign, you will help to further recognition of kinship families. Kinship families, who are grandparents, relatives, and family friends, who care for children when parents are unable to do so, are a tradition and a national resource that has not received the attention and supports that they so rightly deserve. Join the cause and help support them!
New York State Governer’s Proclamation 2017
Sample Resolution – please feel free to edit and use as a tool for your state!
2017 Kinship Care Event in New York– Save the Date!
***Please visit our events page for all of the events around the state to celebrate Kinship care month!