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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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How Head Start Addresses the Impact of Trauma on Children

In a new video, Head Start Director Dr. Deborah Bergeron and social-science analyst Dr. Sangeeta Parikshak discuss how they address the impact of trauma on children, as well as how…

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How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health in a Crisis

It is normal to experience stress, anxiety and worry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative that families pay attention to the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and practice social…

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Important Updates on COVID-19

Please visit the following sites for important updates on the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19/Coronavirus in our service areas. As soon as ASCI has more information for our kinship caregivers, birth…

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21-Year-Old Cares for 5 Siblings After Parents’ Death

Samantha Rodriguez, 21, has spent the last few years caring for her five younger siblings, ages 5-17, after her parents passed away from cancer. When her parents got sick, Samantha…

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