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Black Children vs Suicide: A Growing Pandemic

Over the past decade suicide attempts among Black children rose 92% – some children were as young as 5. Mental health advocates want more efforts to support Black youth dealing…

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The Backbone of Kinship Care: Sustaining Families Through Generational Wisdom in Kinship

Whether formally or informally, grandparents are, through their unconditional kinship, the backbone of our system’s efforts to keep children safe. ASCI kinship caregiver and grandmother Ms. Smith* exemplifies this, discussing…

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Read Installment III of Our NICWA Series

The forceful imposition of Western ideologies, practices and  beliefs on indigenous communities have historically stripped them from their families, communities and culture. This heinous, historical practice of separation has been deeply embedded in the…

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Grandma’s Hands: An ASCI Treasure

Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need…

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“No Shade”: Using Kinship Care to Bring Older Youth Into the Light

When: October 16, 2020 | 11:00am -12:30pm CST This webinar is a part of CASCW’s 2020 “Supporting Permanency and Transitions to Adulthood for Youth in Care” webinar series. This series is…

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Register Now for Mental Illness Webinar Series

Beginning on September 15 at noon, the Partnership Center will begin a webinar series addressing the complexities of mental illness. The “Compassion in Action” webinar aeries will describe ways that…

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‘Bookmarks’ Series from Netflix Spotlights the Black Experience

On September 1, 2020, Netflix announced the launch of its new Bookmarks series, a collection of 12 five-minute episodes featuring Black celebrities and artists reading aloud children’s books by Black authors…

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New PA Webinars for Child Welfare Professionals

All child welfare professionals and organizations must be trained in working with youth from a racial equity lens. Check out these upcoming webinars for child welfare professionals provided by the…

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Family First Prevention Services Act: Upcoming Webinar Series

Stay tuned for more information regarding our upcoming webinar series, wherein we will discuss how the Family First Prevention Services Act can impact your organization‘s future, and steps you can…

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The Education Law Center’s 2020 Back-to-School Guide

The Education Law Center (ELC) has updated their 2020 Back-to-School guide for schools, families and students. The information and fact sheets below now include COVID-19 related considerations for the upcoming school…

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