Update on National Kinship Care Month
Over 20 states, Congress, and the Children’s Bureau of have recognized September as National Kinship Care Month (KCM). Kinship Care Month is a Celebration of Kinship Families and a Strategy to gain support for them. The NYS Kinship Navigator began advocating for KCM in 2012. Our KCM pages contain information about kinship families and Kinship Care Month.
Celebration and Strategy
History and Sample Editorials
About Kinship Families
Resolutions and Proclamations Across the Nation
Kinship Care Month in New York
The NYS KinCare Coalition established The Cura Awards to annually recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of those involved with kinship caregiving.
A volunteer committee will review nominations and select honorees in the following three categories:
- Outstanding Professional – An individual working in the field of kinship care or related field or that has had a significant positive impact on kinship care in New York State as a result of their work.
- Outstanding Organization – A nonprofit organization in New York State providing kinship care or that has had a significant positive impact on kinship care.
- Outstanding Kinship Caregiver – Any kinship caregiver living in New York State that has demonstrated outstanding selflessness, leadership or has overcome tremendous barriers.
- Kinship Champion: A state or national official or organization leader who has vigorously worked to help kinship families.
Finalists will be selected and notified by the end of August and the actual awards will take place at our annual celebration – NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY! – CURA Awards 2022 nomination form
***Please visit our events page for all of the events around the state to celebrate Kinship care month!