National Foster Care Month, 2020, 26823-26824 [2020-09736]

Download as PDF 26823 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 87 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10019 of April 30, 2020 The President National Foster Care Month, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Families are the foundation of our communities and our country. All children deserve a stable, supportive, and loving home in which to grow, thrive, and realize their full potential. During National Foster Care Month, we honor the selfless men and women who open their homes to nurture atrisk children and promote healing, unification, and family-based empowerment. Foster care plays a critical role in providing young people who have had to be removed from their homes a critical place of refuge. It is an invaluable resource for keeping children safe in temporary circumstances and providing stability, direction, and comfort to our Nation’s most vulnerable sons and daughters. The dedicated individuals, families, professionals, and faith-based and community organizations who support children in foster care help maintain essential parent-child relationships and support parents working to regain custody of their children. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC A focus of my Administration has been to keep families together by working to prevent the situations that necessitate children being removed from their homes. In 2018, I enacted the Family First Prevention Services Act to enhance the ability of American families to keep their children safe at home whenever possible. It provides funding for community-based treatment and intervention services that have been proven to curtail abuse and neglect and to help families address the issues that might require separation. These services include access to skills-based parenting classes, family counseling, mental health therapy, and treatment for substance abuse and addiction. In addition, this legislation encourages States to place children with families rather than in group homes, which can minimize the risk of additional trauma. Last year, I signed into law legislation to encourage States to fully implement the Family First Prevention Services Act as quickly as feasible in order to connect families with appropriate resources and transition to a more proactive and prevention-based system. In cases where intervention becomes necessary, it is important to place children in the best position to maintain their family, school, and other social connections. It is also critical that older youth in foster care establish permanent bonds with a family member or caring adult before they exit the system and enter adulthood. For these reasons, my Administration is funding programs to provide in-family caregivers with the services and support they need to succeed. In partnership with the States, we are promoting more family-friendly options that reduce additional trauma to the children who must enter foster care. This month, we encourage all Americans to invest in the lives of children and to provide them with unconditional love, support, guidance, and every available resource to ensure their health and well-being. We acknowledge with gratitude the selfless citizens who open their hearts and homes to children in need and the organizations that tirelessly support foster and kinship caregivers. Together, they are giving hope and the promise of a better tomorrow to countless children and families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 May 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD0.SGM 05MYD0 26824 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as National Foster Care Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month by taking time to help children and youth in foster care, and to recognize the commitment of those who touch their lives, particularly celebrating their foster parents and other caregivers. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–09736 Filed 5–4–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 May 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD0.SGM 05MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 87 (Tuesday, May 5, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 26823-26824]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09736]



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Vol. 85

Tuesday,

No. 87

May 5, 2020

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 10019--National Foster Care Month, 2020



Proclamation 10020--National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2020



Proclamation 10021--National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2020



Proclamation 10022--Older Americans Month, 2020



Proclamation 10023--Loyalty Day, 2020


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 87 / Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10019 of April 30, 2020

                
National Foster Care Month, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Families are the foundation of our communities and our 
                country. All children deserve a stable, supportive, and 
                loving home in which to grow, thrive, and realize their 
                full potential. During National Foster Care Month, we 
                honor the selfless men and women who open their homes 
                to nurture at-risk children and promote healing, 
                unification, and family-based empowerment.

                Foster care plays a critical role in providing young 
                people who have had to be removed from their homes a 
                critical place of refuge. It is an invaluable resource 
                for keeping children safe in temporary circumstances 
                and providing stability, direction, and comfort to our 
                Nation's most vulnerable sons and daughters. The 
                dedicated individuals, families, professionals, and 
                faith-based and community organizations who support 
                children in foster care help maintain essential parent-
                child relationships and support parents working to 
                regain custody of their children.

                A focus of my Administration has been to keep families 
                together by working to prevent the situations that 
                necessitate children being removed from their homes. In 
                2018, I enacted the Family First Prevention Services 
                Act to enhance the ability of American families to keep 
                their children safe at home whenever possible. It 
                provides funding for community-based treatment and 
                intervention services that have been proven to curtail 
                abuse and neglect and to help families address the 
                issues that might require separation. These services 
                include access to skills-based parenting classes, 
                family counseling, mental health therapy, and treatment 
                for substance abuse and addiction. In addition, this 
                legislation encourages States to place children with 
                families rather than in group homes, which can minimize 
                the risk of additional trauma. Last year, I signed into 
                law legislation to encourage States to fully implement 
                the Family First Prevention Services Act as quickly as 
                feasible in order to connect families with appropriate 
                resources and transition to a more proactive and 
                prevention-based system.

                In cases where intervention becomes necessary, it is 
                important to place children in the best position to 
                maintain their family, school, and other social 
                connections. It is also critical that older youth in 
                foster care establish permanent bonds with a family 
                member or caring adult before they exit the system and 
                enter adulthood. For these reasons, my Administration 
                is funding programs to provide in-family caregivers 
                with the services and support they need to succeed. In 
                partnership with the States, we are promoting more 
                family-friendly options that reduce additional trauma 
                to the children who must enter foster care.

                This month, we encourage all Americans to invest in the 
                lives of children and to provide them with 
                unconditional love, support, guidance, and every 
                available resource to ensure their health and well-
                being. We acknowledge with gratitude the selfless 
                citizens who open their hearts and homes to children in 
                need and the organizations that tirelessly support 
                foster and kinship caregivers. Together, they are 
                giving hope and the promise of a better tomorrow to 
                countless children and families.

[[Page 26824]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as National 
                Foster Care Month. I call upon all Americans to observe 
                this month by taking time to help children and youth in 
                foster care, and to recognize the commitment of those 
                who touch their lives, particularly celebrating their 
                foster parents and other caregivers.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-09736
Filed 5-4-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P