Take some time in April to promote your friends' and families' awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month or in May to promote National Foster Care Month.
Sample social media posts:
- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Help create a brighter future for a foster child by providing them with critical advocacy. Visit www.speakupnow.org to learn more about the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program.
- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and there is no better time to consider how one person can make a difference in the life of a foster child. Voices for Children recruits and trains volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care. Visit speakupnow.org for more information.
Sample social media posts:
- May is National Foster Care Month, and I am speaking up for the abused, neglected, and abandoned children living in [San Diego County / Riverside County] foster care. To help, volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Voices for Children. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can create a brighter future for a foster child. To learn more, visit www.speakupnow.org.
- May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the role each of us plays in the lives of children and youth in foster care. Visit www.speakupnow.org to learn how you can speak up for children in our community.
Sample email to your employees or newsletter article:
Subject/Title: [Company Name] Speaks Up for Foster Children
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the role each of us can play in the lives of children and youth in foster care. This month, [Company Name joins/I am joining] Voices for Children in encouraging [my community/our employees] to consider becoming a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for a child in foster care.
With the support of a CASA volunteer, a foster child is more likely to succeed in school, receive vital services, and find a safe, permanent home. CASAs work one-on-one with a child or group of siblings. They get to know the children, gather important information from reports and professionals, and advocate for the children’s best interests related to their education, health, living arrangements, and general well-being.
No prior experience is necessary—Voices for Children will provide all the training you need, plus a dedicated staff member to offer resources and support throughout your service. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can help create a brighter future for a child. Visit www.speakupnow.org to learn more and sign up for a volunteer information session.
Share this information with your friends and family, and help speak up for foster children.