ASCI Staff

ASCI’s Dr. Shani Yeldell to be Honored at New Pittsburgh Courier’s Fab 40 Awards 2022

ASCI is proud to announce the nomination of Dr. Shani Yeldell to the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Fab 40 2022. In its ninth year, the New Pittsburgh Courier continues to recognize…

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7 Interesting Ways To Have Fun at Work

The workplace should be an environment that’s equally fun and productive for employees. Learning fun work activities can allow employers to implement activities that align with their employees’ interests to…

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Discussing Kinship Care in Academia: Why the study of kinship care is critical for social work students

In recognition of National Women’s History Month and National Social Work Month, ASCI spoke with its founder, president, and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel, assistant professor Dr. Sherri Simmons – Horton, in the…

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#SocialWorkSuperhero Tiffany Byrd

ASCI: What challenges and benefits have you experienced as a child welfare caseworker? ​ Tiffany Byrd: As a child welfare caseworker, I experienced challenges around not understanding the “why?” behind decisions…

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#SocialWorkSuperhero Domonik Daniels

ASCI: What challenges and benefits have you experienced as a child welfare caseworker? ​   Domonik Daniels: As a child welfare caseworker, I have experienced quite a few challenges. This work is…

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#SocialWorkSuperhero Victoria Lynch

ASCI: What challenges and benefits have you experienced as a child welfare caseworker? Victoria Lynch: One challenge that I have seen is that everyone working in the child welfare realm…

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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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School Counselors of Color & the Crucial Role They Play

School counselors of color serve as role models for students of color, especially in predominantly white schools, as they can better manage biases in their connections with such students. Guidance…

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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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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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