Kinship Care Month

Update on National Kinship Care Month – June 2021

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.

Update on National Kinship Care Month

Celebration and Strategy

The Importance of National Kinship Care Month

Strategies National Kinship Care Month

History and Sample Editorials

Origins of Advocacy for September as National Kinship Care Month

New York State Kinship Care Month Advocacy

Original Story: Preventing Foster Care

Sample 2014 Op-Eds Promoting National Kinship Care Month

Advocacy Memos

Memo of Support for the Children’s Bureau’s Recognition of National Kinship Care Month

Memo of Support for White House Recognition of National Kinship Care Month

About Kinship Families

Who Are Kinship Families

Famous Kinship Families – Part 1

Famous Kinship Families – Part 2

Famous Kinship Families – Part 3

National Kinship Care Month 2021 Bibliography

Resolutions and Proclamations Across the Nation

Template Resolution or Declaration

Kinship Care Month US House 2019

Kinship Care Month US Senate 2020 Resolution

New Jersey Kinship Care Month Resolution (2020)

Kinship Care Month Washington State 2020

Kinship Care Month North Carolina 2020

Kinship Care Month in New York

2021 Governors Proclamation

Sixth Annual Kinship Care Month Celebration
Our annual kinship care month celebration took place on September 16th, 2020 via zoom – the event was recorded and can be accessed here. Thank you to our panelists/speakers – Dr. Joseph Crumbley, OASAS and OMH. Congratulations to our CURA awardees:

Outstanding Kinship Caregiver
Sharon Johnson

Outstanding Kinship Caregiver
Kim Hinkson
Outstanding Kinship Professional
Carolyn Fluckinger
Kinship Champion
Greg Olsen, Office for the Aging
Outstanding Kinship Program
Kinship Families of the North Country
Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country



***Please visit our events page for all of the events around the state to celebrate Kinship care month!