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ASCI’s New Driver Simulation Program for All Youth

Here at A Second Chance, Inc., we take pride in our young drivers and youth who desire to get their driver’s license and ensure the safety of those around them….

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A Message from ASCI’s President and CEO for National Kinship Care Month

Each September, the nation pauses to celebrate the tireless commitment kinship caregivers provide throughout the year. Their unwavering support for family is often overshadowed by the local or national news,…

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National Kinship Care Month: Kin First

According to The Children’s Bureau, there are over 407,000 children and youth in foster care, and 34 percent were placed with relatives or kin. This is why, A Second Chance, Inc….

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National Baby Safety Month: Recommendations for Kinship Caregivers on Baby Safety Kelly Starver, Ph.D. Nursing

The month of September recognizes baby safety and kinship care as national designations. For many kinship caregivers, having a baby in the house or caring for a baby may be a completely new experience. …

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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story

During the month of September, we recognize National Kinship Care Month and National Grandparents Day. To truly understand kinship care, we must always listen to the irreplaceable insights that the lived experience of…

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Kinship Care Awareness: Four Things to Know

Kinship care refers to caregivers — grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, adult siblings, and even family friends — who make the selfless choice to take on traditional parenting responsibilities when biological parents…

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Free Developmental Screenings for Children

The ELRC Region 5 is hosting four Ages & Stages Questionnaires® developmental screening events for free during the month of September. Learn More Families with children ages two months to…

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Kinship Care is Community Care: A Discussion on the Power of Community Involvement During Black Owned Business Month with Jeannine Cook

Kinship care thrives when we recognize the critical component of community. While the availability of community services, like health care, mental health resources and availability of nutritious food remain critical…

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Back-to-School Tips for Kinship Caregivers

Whether you’re a caregiver, parent, caseworker or community supporter, ASCI’s education liaison Dr. Christine White-Taylor has provided the following advice to help you ensure successful educational experiences for kinship children…

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Black Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support!

Supporting Black-owned companies helps create more opportunities for Black communities. By doing our part in pouring into Black businesses, the structure of generational wealth can benefit Black families. Buying Black…

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How the DHS 2022-23 Budget Will Help Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) serves more than 3 million people through the programs and services they administer. DHS exist so that all Pennsylvanians, no matter their circumstances, can…

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