ASCI News

ASCI President and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel Responds to Events at the Capital

Every day at A Second Chance, Inc., we ask, how are the children? How are their families? Today we also must ask, how is our country? President-elect Joe Biden stated, “The world’s watching. I…

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National Kinship Review Highlights of 2020

It is said that “sharing is caring,” and it is undeniable that 2020 has provided us an opportunity to sincerely think about how we share and care. While Zoom calls…

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Staff Wellness: Virtual Candle-Making!

As part of ASCI’s Friday Wellness initiative, staff recently came together for a day of virtual candle-making through Teams. The experience was fun for all! CFS caseworker Carol Kovac said,…

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National Adoption Day 2020: One Kinship Family’s Incredible Bond Leads to Adoption

National Adoption Day 2020 occurred this past Saturday, November 21. With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country, Adoption Day looked a little different this year, but that didn’t…

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Children’s Bureau Publishes Piece by ASCI CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel

Please visit Children’s Bureau Express for the full story. This article is part of a series celebrating National Adoption Month. According to CBX: “This edition of CBX is intended to…

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Join Us for a Virtual Respite Recruitment Event!

ASCI’s respite home recruiters are inviting all families in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas to join our virtual respite recruitment event on November 18 at 6 p.m. EST. Respite caseworker…

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Join Amazon Smile to Support ASCI While You Shop

ASCI participates in Amazon Smile! If you join Amazon Smile and choose A Second Chance, Inc. as your organization, a percentage of your Amazon purchase will be donated to ASCI. You can now turn on Amazon Smile only once…

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LISTEN NOW: Dr. McDaniel on Anti-Racism and Child Welfare

The Imprint Weekly Podcast offers listeners a regular review of news and trends in America’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, along with other critical services for youth and families….

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ASCI Staff Enjoys Virtual DIY Apple Making!

On October 9, staff enjoyed a virtual DIY caramel apple-making event as part of our weekly wellness offerings. Through Microsoft Teams, staff enjoyed friendly conversations while making this tasty fall…

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ASCI Receives Major Accreditation

A Second Chance, Inc., is proud to announce we have received a distinguished Three-Year Accreditation (the best possible) from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our kinship…

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