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ASCI Delivers Groceries to Families in Need

Earlier this month, Governor Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvanians to remain home as much as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As families attempt to navigate this challenging time, ASCI…

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Get Active Indoors: National Minority Health Month

Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy, which is difficult at the moment thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. April is National Minority Health Month, and we encourage all our families…

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ASCI Founder and CEO Contributes to Important New Publication

Reflections on Kinship Care: Learning from the Past, Implications for the Future details the evolution of kinship care as a child welfare service through essays written by kinship care experts. Its…

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Mental Health Tips to Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety can cause strong emotions in adults and children. You may be experiencing fear and worry about your health and…

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Food Bank Distribution Happening Now!

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank can unfortunately no longer distribute food at its regularly scheduled large-scale Produce to People, FoodShare and Oakland Free Food Spot locations. However, it will…

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4 Critical Reasons to Complete the 2020 Census

The United States Census gives an analytical snapshot of America every 10 years. The Annie E. Casey Foundation provides four reasons why the U.S. census matters and encourages everyone to…

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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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