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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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National Child Welfare Headlines: April 18-April 29, 2022

Please review the following news updates impacting the triad April 18, 2022, through April 29, 2022. Four New Cities Join Generation Work The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion has select­ed four…

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National Child Welfare Headlines: March 31-April 18, 2022

Please review the following weekly news updates impacting the triad pertaining to children and families from March 31, 2022, through April 18, 2022. New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to…

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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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ASCI Releases New Impact Report

Throughout 2021, we continued to see how the impacts of COVID-19 widened the gaps between the needs of families and the resources and services available to them. As such, ASCI…

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Family and Community Engagement Group Offerings

We have several support groups for families, caregivers, fathers, grandparents and people in the community through our Family and Community Engagement department! If you would like to attend any of…

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Why Strong Partnerships Are Vital to Lasting System Transformation

Endeavor to create lasting, meaningful change in a silo, and your chance of success is slim. Anyone who has delved into the pursuit of system transformation—however noble their intentions—understands this….

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Sharing Our Year in Review

2021 was another “unprecedented” year. Yet, like most years, woven into the fabric of our families remained the joys, accomplishments and dreams fulfilled, while confronting the reality of some sadness,…

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Hidden Foster Care: The Problem with Voluntary Kinship

Article written by ASCI’s founder and CEO, Dr. Sharon McDaniel, for Child Protection & Well-Being Trends In 1993, I saw an opportunity to eliminate “hidden foster care” in western Pennsylvania. My…

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ASCI Helps Fathers Keep the F.A.I.T.H.

We hear a lot about gender bias in family court when deciding custody and how there is a bias in favor of mothers. It seems that courts are sending a…

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