It’s Foster Care Awareness Month: What is Fostering Sleep? 

Pajama Program’s Senior Advisor Carol Ripple, PhD, and Chief Program Officer Jahna Orzano have been working with Good Night Advisory Council members Candice Alfano, PhD, Ellie McGlinchey, PhD, and Amy Wolfson, PhD, on developing Fostering Sleep, an evidence-based sleep health education program for foster care staff. 

In this program for foster care staff, they explain what healthy sleep means and explore common challenges foster parents and agency staff face with children in their care. Every child and family is different, which is why our program emphasizes the importance of observation, communication, and routine building tailored to each child’s needs. 

Fostering children can be incredibly demanding, and ensuring they get quality sleep is essential for their overall well-being. Healthy sleep not only supports children’s physical and emotional health but also helps caregivers better cope with the daily challenges they face. 

At Pajama Program, we are proud to be at the forefront of this critical work. As we commemorate Foster Care Awareness Month, we invite you to explore more about our work in the foster care system and our Fostering Sleep initiative by visiting

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