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.

Promoting Kinship Care in Your State: Strategies for State Action to Declare September as Kinship Care Month

Kinship Care Strategies for State Action

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
California In Progress
Connecticut Starting Stages
Illinois In Progress
Michigan In Progress
Oregon Starting Stages
South Carolina Legislative and/or gubernatorial proclamation
Texas Starting Stages
West Virginia Working with Governer to plan event
Wyoming Starting Stages

 

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 navigator@nysnavigator.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

Nevada Proclamation

New York State Assembly Resolution (page 1, page 2)

Arizona State Proclamation

Camp Verde Proclamation (Arizona)

Casa Grande Proclamation (Arizona)

Georgia Proclamation

Nevada Proclamation

New Jersey Proclamation

South Dakota Proclamation

Virginia Proclamation

Vermont Proclamation

 

 

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!