Spread the Word

Discover how the Center can help you engage with your online community.

Find information, resources, and shareable posts to support your child welfare-related outreach efforts. Share these messages with your social media followers, email subscribers, forum users, and other digital networks. Use these resources to raise awareness about child welfare topics, initiatives, and resources with your staff and agency or with the children, youth, and families you serve. 

Upcoming Initiatives, Awareness Days, and Heritage Months 

Below you will find child welfare-related initiatives, cultural heritage months, and other awareness opportunities recognized by the Center. For more information on Children’s Bureau-supported initiatives and events, click on the hyperlinked items.

Connect With Us

Learn how we can help your agency build the capacity to thrive.

Email: capacityinfo@icfi.com 
Phone: 1.844.222.0272

Visit the Center for States' Contact Us webpage for more information.

 January

  • National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

 February

  • Black History Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month 

 March

  • Social Work Month
  • Women’s History Month

 April

 May

 June

  • National Reunification Month
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • Juneteenth – June 19
  • Father’s Day – June 18
  • World Refugee Day – June 20

 July

  • National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

 August

  • Women's Equality Day – August 26

 September

 October

  • National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15)
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Indigenous People’s Day – October 9

 November

 December

  • International Day of Persons With Disabilities – December 3
  • Winter Holiday Season

Spotlight On Messages

Working towards an equitable workforce

If you're interested in learning about diversity, racial equity, and inclusion, please visit our Racial Equity topics page. Shared language is vital to advancing racial equity. We have created a glossary of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion terms and definitions that you and your team can use as a starting point in your efforts to align language and develop shared language.

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