Campaign Social Media Calendar

This online social media calendar provides sample Facebook posts and tweets with a focus on messages that support children, parents and families and promote resources and organizations throughout Colorado. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness Campaign partners, child-serving organizations, county human services and public health departments can use this coordinated calendar to continue to raise awareness throughout the year and work together to build thriving communities that support healthy kids and strong families.

National Adoption Month Social Media Schedule

Facebook Schedule (Instagram Schedule Coming Soon)

November 1 – National Adoption Month begins today. Here’s what you can do to help the 290 children and teens in Colorado who are waiting for a family. (Blog will be published on CO4Kids.org community blog on November 1)

November 2 – Post Colorado Heart Gallery youth page (Partners, you can share these posts from our page. Counties, if you have a children’s gallery on your website, share a link to a youth’s page)

November 3 – Today, @Colorado Department of Human Services recognized five inspiring families and celebrated adoption at our annual luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. (insert link to press release, published on CO4Kids.org November 3)

November 5 – Share video featuring Denver family (available on Facebook November 5)

November 6 – Share video featuring first Colorado Springs family (available on Facebook November 6)

November 7 – Share video of Fort Morgan family (available on Facebook November 7)

November 8 – Share video of Grand Junction family (available on Facebook November 8)

November 9 – Share video of second Colorado Springs family (available on Facebook November 9)

November 10 – Post two Colorado Heart Gallery youth pages

November 11 – Post one Colorado Heart Gallery youth page

November 12 – Post meme – “Last year, 909 children and teens in foster care were adopted.”

November 13 – “Kids flourish when they have stability, and that’s what adoption creates. It’s a permanent home where you can grow emotionally, physically and spiritually.” Post first Colorado Springs family meme. (Available to download after Nov. 5 here - https://co4kids.org/adoption-recruitment)

November 14 – Post meme – “There are 290 children and teens in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. Learn more at CO4Kids.org.)

November 15 – “We knew we wanted to adopt, and we knew there were kids in our community who needed a family. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s worth it.” Post Denver family meme. (Available to download after Nov. 5 here - https://co4kids.org/adoption-recruitment)

November 16 – Post two Colorado Heart Gallery youth pages (Partners, you can share these posts from our page. Counties, if you have a children’s gallery on your website, share a link to a youth’s page)

November 17 – Post one Colorado Heart Gallery youth page (Partners, you can share this post from our page. Counties, if you have a children’s gallery on your website, share a link to a youth’s page)

November 18 – Who else is feeling inspired after watching Instant Family? Learn more about foster care in Colorado and meet Colorado families who are making a difference for kids in their community on CO4Kids.org. (Link: https://co4kids.org/videos) 

November 19 – We know there are a lot of questions about the adoption process, so we ask an @Adams County Government recruiter to tell us about her work and how she finds the right family for each child. (link to blog)

November 20 – “All of our kids are different. Learning how to balance everyone’s needs and personalities is the fun part – but also the challenge – of adoption.” Post Grand Junction family meme. (Available to download after Nov. 5 here - https://co4kids.org/adoption-recruitment)

November 21 – Learn more about the adoption process by attending an informational meeting with one of Colorado’s county departments of human services or child placement agencies. Info meeting dates and times are available on our website. (Link: https://co4kids.org/community/events)

November 22 – Post one Colorado Heart Gallery youth page (Partners, you can share this post from our page. Counties, if you have a children’s gallery on your website, share a link to a youth’s page)

November 23 – “Adoption has changed everything for our family. Our kids have a place to grow, feel comfortable and be loved. We love giving that to them.” Post second Colorado Springs family meme. (Available to download after Nov. 5 here - https://co4kids.org/adoption-recruitment)

November 24 – Post two Colorado Heart Gallery youth pages (Partners, you can share these posts from our page. Counties, if you have a children’s gallery on your website, share a link to a youth’s page)

November 25 – Adoption is a lifelong journey, which is why Colorado works with @Colorado Adoptive Family Support to provide post-permanency training and support services. Learn more about these free services for all foster, adoptive, kinship and reunited families in our state. (Link: https://www.adoptex.org/the-adoption-journey/post-adoption-services/colorado/)

November 26 – We all play a role in strengthening families. Even if you can’t adopt, you can still do something. Meet a Colorado woman who is using her photography talents to help Colorado kids find families. (Link: https://co4kids.org/community/image-starts-conversation)

November 27 – Are you interested in learning more about adoption in Colorado? Hear from parents and child welfare professionals to learn more about adoption in Colorado.  (Share Facebook Live Q&A - https://www.facebook.com/COHeartGallery/videos/232414770963233/)

November 28 – Post one Colorado Heart Gallery youth page (Partners, you can share this post from our page. Counties, if you have a children’s gallery on your website, share a link to a youth’s page)

November 29 – Post one Colorado Heart Gallery youth page (Partners, you can share this post from our page. Counties, if you have a children’s gallery on your website, share a link to a youth’s page)

November 30 - “Adoption isn’t always easy and parents aren’t perfect, but you can still provide the consistency and family that every child needs.” Post Fort Morgan family meme. (Available to download after Nov. 5 here - https://co4kids.org/adoption-recruitment)

Visit the CO4KIDS blog for great monthly sample content. Remember to check out infographics, memes and other great social media tools in the toolkit. 

Awareness Calendar   

January - National Mentoring Month
February - National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
March - National Social Work Month/Runaway Prevention Month
March 19-23, 2018 - National Youth Violence Prevention Week
April - National Child Abuse Prevention Month/ Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
May - National Foster Care Awareness Month/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month /National Mental Health Awareness Month
May 5 - National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
June - National Reunification Month/ National Child Safety Awareness Month/ Pride
July - National Make a Difference to Children Month
September - National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September 1 - National Grandparents Day/recognition of kinship families
October - National Domestic Violence Awareness Month/ Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
November - National Adoption Awareness Month/National Homeless Youth Awareness Month/ Runaway Prevention Month

 

How to Use Hashtags

Hashtags "#tag" help organize your posts and let others tap into the same issues on social media. On Twitter, a general rule of thumb is to use one or two hashtags in one post. The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness Campaign will review posts including #CO4Kids daily and re-tweet and share many posts using this tag. Below find list of other great hashtags to use throughout the month of April and beyond!

  • When talking about kids & families - #CO4KIDS – Use this hashtag to support the prevention of child abuse and neglect, promotion of safe and stable families and raising awareness for the statewide hotline, 1-844-CO4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437). We encourage you to use this hashtag a lot!
  • When having advocacy conversations - #COKids
  • When talking about Colorado April Child Abuse Prevention Month - #CAPinCO
  • When talking about National April Child Abuse Prevention Month - #CAPMonth
  • When talking about National Foster Care Month in May - #fostercaremonth
  • When talking about building brighter childhoods - #greatchildhoods
  • When having early childhood conversations - #ECColorado
  • When promoting local or state wear blue days - #WearBlueCO
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