ASCI News

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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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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The Cuff Family: Through Thick & Thin, Love Wins

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) shares that over the last 30 years, countless families have been separated over struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, as…

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ASCI Celebrates Its Staff Graduates!

Written by Willette Walker, Chief Learning Officer These words of wisdom have encouraged many to go on a journey to further their education. It is a mantra, similar to Nike’s…

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Innovating Kinship Care Practice During COVID-19: One Year Later

When COVID-19 reached the pandemic level last year, many children and families found themselves having to create a “new normal.” This has included a shift from physical social interactions to…

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No Uncertainty About Permanency, Even in Uncertain Times

This piece was published in Child Welfare Information Gateway’s story collection for Foster Care Month 2021, Reflections: Stories of Foster Care. Though COVID-19 has brought about many uncertainties, the Child…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: April 26-May 7, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from April 26-May 7, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Abortion H.R. 2849—Rep. Gregory…

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ASCI Appoints New Executive Vice President of Child & Family Services

We are proud to announce the appointment of Ricardo “Rick” Williams as the Executive Vice President of Child and Family Services (CFS) and Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at our…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 22- April 9, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from March 22 to April 9, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Child Care…

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Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth: ASCI Training for Caregivers

Can you imagine growing up without anyone who affirms your identity? When youth in care enter a new home, it is important that caregivers protect and prepare them for societal…

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