Activism

UPitt Speaker Series: Cultivating Genius in Black Children

The University of Pittsburgh is hosting a virtual P.R.I.D.E Speaker Series virtually for a special one-night-only event Wednesday, September 29 from 4-6 p.m. as they engage in a thought-provoking conversation focused on Cultivating Genius…

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Virtual Equity Summit: Register Today with Gwen’s Girls!

Registration is open for the 6th Annual BGEA Virtual Equity Summit, September 22-24, 2021. Participants can join the Fireside Chats and choose from important educational sessions. The first 50 Gwen’s Girls or BGEA students and parents to sign up…

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ASCI Leaders Provide Details on Program for Restorative Justice

From the Desks of Dr. David Brock and Shielah DeBlanc When defining justice, it is ultimately related to fairness. Therefore, justice for families means access to opportunity for everyone. For…

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Juvenile Justice Reform Through Kinship

How Kinship Care and Other Community-Based Supports Provide Trauma-Informed Alternatives for At-Risk Crossover Youth With the enactment of SB 823 / AB 1868 in 2020, California has been phasing out its Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and instead, creating ways…

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Cafe Momentum in Downtown Pittsburgh to Help Teens Involved in Juvenile Justice

Cafe Momentum, an award-winning Dallas restaurant, hires teenagers who have been in juvenile detention facilities as paid interns to handle the business of its restaurant. This culinary training center is…

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Pittsburgh Magazine Profiles ASCI Founder’s Transformative Kinship Care Contributions

Article originally published in Pittsburgh Magazine. In 1993, Dr. Sharon McDaniel saw an opportunity. The need was dire, but McDaniel felt that her career had built up to that moment…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: August 5-August 20, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from August 5-August 20, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Child Care S. 2625—Sen….

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Alliance for Police Accountability Seeking Submissions for Youth Art Contest

The Alliance for Police Accountability is still seeking submissions for their Youth Art Contest! Youth are encouraged to create art pieces that reflect their passion for social justice issues in…

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New D.C. Director of Child Welfare Is a Champion for Kinship Care

On July 18, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Robert L. Matthews as the Acting Director of Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) for the District of Columbia. With a proven…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: June 29-July 6, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from June 29- July 6, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health H.R. 4217—Rep….

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