A Partnership with the American Psychiatric Association Foundation for National Foster Care & Mental Health Awareness Month In May

We are thrilled to announce that FAPAC is partnering with the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.

National Foster Care Month aims to increase the visibility of children’s needs with their safety, well-being, and permanency. During May for National Foster Care Month, we acknowledge and appreciate foster and kinship parents, child welfare professionals, and other members of the fostering community for making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and youth.

Mental Health Awareness Month raises awareness of trauma and its impact on children, families, and communities’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Mental Health Awareness month also provides an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous strides made in social-emotional health.

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) is the philanthropic and educational arm of the American Psychiatric Association. For 30 years, The APA Foundation has promoted awareness of mental illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment; the importance of early intervention, access to care; and the need for high-quality services and treatment through a combination of public and professional education, research, research training, grants, and awards.

APAF and FAPAC are working together to improve the foster care community’s mental health awareness and support. Stay tuned for more updates regarding our joint activities in the following months.