ASCI News

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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Sign Up for the March 2021 Issue of the National Kinship Review

In honor of Social Work Month and Women’s History Month, the upcoming March issue of the National Kinship Review will feature Q&As with five women who have significantly impacted child…

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RECAP: 5th Annual Red Hat Healthy Heart Luncheon & Symposium

The 5th Annual Rhonda D. Wright Red Hat Healthy Heart Luncheon & Symposium was held on Saturday, February 12. Despite COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, the event was filled with…

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3 Thought Leaders Explore the Black Family Experience in Child Welfare Through a Racialized & Historical Lens

A letter to the new White House administration by Dr. Sharon McDaniel, Dr. Ervin Dyer and Dr. Yven Destin. An edited version was originally published in the Imprint. America holds onto an…

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Participate in “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” Study for $25

You are invited to participate in the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren study. This study is being conducted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work. The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences…

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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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