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Activities to Empower Families During Child Abuse Prevention Month

April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness and promote actions that protect children from abuse and neglect. As families, educators, and communities, it’s essential to engage…

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Empowering Social Workers: A Reflective Journey with Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

Amidst the March celebration of the remarkable contributions of social workers, the prevailing theme this year is “Empowering Social Workers!” ASCI engaged in a conversation with Dr. Jacqueline Wilson, a…

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The Canvas of Empowerment Through Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Community with See Clear

In honor of the 2024 Black History Month theme celebrating African Americans in the Arts, ASCI had the privilege of engaging in a conversation with Curtis and Tracey Reaves, the…

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Navigating the Challenges of Foster Care: A Call for Comprehensive Support and Empowerment

In her insightful reflections, Brynne Simmons, LCSW, sheds light on the inherently traumatic nature of foster care, emphasizing the profound impact it has on the mental well-being of youth. Delving…

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Fostering Holistic Wellness: Nurturing the Well-being of Youth in Care and their Families featuring Dr. Patrick Crawford

Self-Love Month recognizes the significance of prioritizing one’s happiness and overall well-being. This is particularly crucial for youth in care who may be dealing with trauma. Focusing on self-love and…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Nurturing Equality, Justice, and Compassion for Every Child

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings profoundly impact child welfare by prompting a reevaluation of systemic structures. His call to address disparities in access to resources, education, and healthcare resonates…

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Celebrating Rosa Parks Day

Did you know that there are two celebrations of Rosa Parks each year? This first day of commemoration is celebrated on the date of her birth, February 4. The second Rosa Parks…

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The Reaffirmation of ICWA: Reaffirming Native Cultural Identities and Family Structure

During November, we celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month by respecting the distinctive and divergent histories of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). While we celebrate their rich histories, we…

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The Importance of Acknowledging Minority Mental Health

Minority Mental Health Month is recognized to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. According to McLean…

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Upcoming Webinar: Improving Your Results in Kin-Finding and Placement

WHEN: September 12, 2023 TIME: 2 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. EST Join Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network (GKSN) for a preview and initial roll-out of the Kin-Finding Toolkit, featuring promising…

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