September is Kinship Care and FASD Awareness Month!

In September, FFF  recognizes two important awareness efforts:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), a significantly underdiagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder impacting many children, youth and yougn adults in foster, adoptive and kinship families. Learn more about FASD on our dedicated FASD resource webpage HERE.

Kinship care is provided by extended family members and close family friends who step in to raise a child or youth.  Learn more about the kinship care at our dedicate resource webpage HERE.

Kinship care awareness month 2023 resources include:

Virginia state proclamation-

Kinship Care Month Webinar  on September 28 from Fostering Families Today-

Fairfax County Department of Family Services recognition:

For professionals, a virtual northern Virginia regional Kinship Symposium on September 14, 9 am-Noon –