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Virtual Home Visits: What to Expect

This video outlines what you can expect during virtual home visits, and the precautionary measures to be taken during in-home visits. We want to hear from our children and see…

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Turn Social Distancing into Distant Socializing

Social distancing has become our new normal. Kids are out of school, parents are working from home, events have been canceled, and in some jurisdictions, folks have been ordered to…

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Instruction, Policy & Practice in the Evolving Field of Social Work

The ever-evolving field of social work is rooted in the historical context of its early pioneers’ philanthropic efforts. Since the first social work class offered at Columbia University in 1898, trained social…

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#SocialWorkStories with Former Kinship Caregiver Ms. C.N.

Note: Families within the child welfare system deserve their privacy, therefore, we do not reveal their identities. ASCI: What challenges do you face as a kinship caregiver?CN: The main challenge would…

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#SocialWorkStories with Birth Parents in ASCI’s FACT Program

Note: Families within the child welfare system deserve their privacy, therefore, we do not reveal their identities.

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Lori Marshall

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Lori Marshall: I have always loved kids and wanted to be around them. ASCI: What are some challenges you’ve experienced as a child welfare…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Robert Hinton

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Robert Hinton: I was always intrigued with the “mind” as a youngster. Therefore, I majored in psychology at Duquesne University and still continue to be…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Joseph Volkay

ASCI: What are some challenges you’ve experienced as a child welfare caseworker?Joseph Volkay: I believe the biggest challenge I face on a daily basis is just to find enough time in…

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Free Meals, Safe Spaces and Free Educational Activities for Children During School Closures

While schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, families can still ensure their children are eating well and staying busy, as sites in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are offering free meals…

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Crucial Info for Caseworkers Making Home Visits During COVID-19 Crisis

Please watch this very important informational video for social workers regarding safety during home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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