Advocacy

How to Be an Ally for LGBTQ+ Youth

Here are five ways to let LGBTQ+ youth know you support them! Be a Listener. Although we’re progressing as a community, many LGBTQ+ teens may feel out of place. If…

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Educating Ourselves to Educate Our Children on the Importance of Juneteenth

A Message on Juneteenth from Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel  The symbolism of the federal Juneteenth holiday is strong. It calls out the profound contribution of enslaved Black Americans and their…

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Perfectly Imperfect: How Imprecise Definitions of Child Neglect and Poverty Reinforce Anti-Black Racism in the Child Welfare System

Sharon L. McDaniel, Sherri Simmons-Horton, Ervin Dyer, Yven Destin, Kathleen L. Gima, Anthony R. Sosso, Jr., Jay Kadash, Med, MA, James T. Freeman, James A. Stratford, Constance Iannetta, Katherine Buckley…

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From Hurting to Healing: The power of centering lived experience to transform child welfare

The 33rd Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference themed, “Hurting, Hoping, Helping, Healing” examined the deeply rooted issues in child welfare, adoption, foster and kinship care to…

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What You Need to Know About the 2022 Pennsylvania Primary Election

Pennsylvania’s primary election is Tuesday, May 17. The state’s U.S. Senate race will have a direct impact on the national stage, and the governor’s race will determine the balance of…

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A Discussion on Child Abuse Prevention with Prevent Child Abuse America: Q&A with Jennifer Jones

This year’s theme for National Child Abuse Prevention Month is, “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.” Children have the right to be safe, nurtured, and raised in a stable environment, and…

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How Uplifting the Voices of Kinship Help to Move from Awareness to Advocacy and Acceptance for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately one in 44 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to…

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Hairliberation

“I am much more than the sum total of my hair” This segment is dedicated to every woman or man who has ever been made to feel ashamed because of…

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Discussing Kinship Care in Academia: Why the study of kinship care is critical for social work students

In recognition of National Women’s History Month and National Social Work Month, ASCI spoke with its founder, president, and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel, assistant professor Dr. Sherri Simmons – Horton, in the…

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Join ASCI and AASP Community TIES for Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

In collaboration with the AASP Community TIES initiative, we are excited to announce our upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall!  The event will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2022…

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