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We Stand Against Racism, Together in Kinship

We are deeply troubled by the recent events leading to our country’s current civil unrest. As a community, we are grieving. We are hurting. We are tired. As an organization…

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Y.E.S. Program Launches ‘For Youth By Youth’ Video Series

ASCI is excited to announce that the Youth Engagement Services program has launched a YouTube series called For Youth By Youth designed to uplift youth and keep them positively engaged…

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#GivingTuesdayNow at ASCI

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global event in response to COVID-19. Today, we are asking you to pause and think about your family, all families and the importance of our kinship….

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ASCI Delivers Groceries to Families in Need

Earlier this month, Governor Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvanians to remain home as much as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As families attempt to navigate this challenging time, ASCI…

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ASCI Founder and CEO Contributes to Important New Publication

Reflections on Kinship Care: Learning from the Past, Implications for the Future details the evolution of kinship care as a child welfare service through essays written by kinship care experts. Its…

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Virtual Home Visits: What to Expect

This video outlines what you can expect during virtual home visits, and the precautionary measures to be taken during in-home visits. We want to hear from our children and see…

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Instruction, Policy & Practice in the Evolving Field of Social Work

The ever-evolving field of social work is rooted in the historical context of its early pioneers’ philanthropic efforts. Since the first social work class offered at Columbia University in 1898, trained social…

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#SocialWorkStories with Former Kinship Caregiver Ms. C.N.

Note: Families within the child welfare system deserve their privacy, therefore, we do not reveal their identities. ASCI: What challenges do you face as a kinship caregiver?CN: The main challenge would…

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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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