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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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Working Parents Pulled in 2 Directions. What Does This Mean for Cos.?

From KellogInsight For working parents, every day presents itself with new challenges, causing an array of complicated emotions. Research from Cynthia Wang, a clinical professor of management and organizations at the…

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National Adoption Day: The Dukes Give Their Granddaughter a Forever Home

With love, support and boatloads of sweet treats, ASCI celebrated National Adoption Day with 15 adoptive families in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Eighteen of our children…

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Kinship Family Helps Autistic Niece Defy Presumed Limits & Flourish

*Names changed to protect confidentiality of those in care. Did you know that many children enter foster care due to their intricate medical needs? According to David Mandell, director of…

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Who Were the First Settlers Where ASCI Serves Children & Families?

The approaching Thanksgiving holiday makes one think about the traditional story we are told in school about the pilgrims and indigenous people sharing the first Thanksgiving. A Second Chance, Inc. provides service delivery in…

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COVID-19 & “Great Resignation” Illuminate Need for Improved, Intentional Wellness Programs in Child Welfare

COVID-19 has not just affected people’s health; it’s affected their finances, mental health and more, such as illuminating “all kinds of reasons to change direction” in their careers. The International Labor…

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ASCI’s New Driver Simulation Program for All Youth

Here at A Second Chance, Inc., we take pride in our young drivers and youth who desire to get their driver’s license and ensure the safety of those around them….

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