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An ASCI Gem: Tulleesha Burbage Discovers Family Heritage

Tulleesha Burbage is a Child and Family Services Program Supervisor at ASCI. After completing roughly 1,000 kinship adoptions, Tulleesha shares that she feels good knowing these kinship adoptions are keeping…

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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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From the Desk of Stacy Wright: Remembering the Matriarch of My Strong Black Family

I love February! I specifically love it for two reasons: Black History Month and my mom’s birthday. (You thought I was going to say Valentines Day, huh?) One of the…

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Important COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

In Pennsylvania, the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in a phased approach. View the Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard Vaccine Allocation & Eligibility In order to facilitate vaccine distribution throughout…

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Generations United Calling for Submissions to Virtual Conference

Proposals to present at the Generations United Virtual Intergenerational Conference are due on January 31, 2021. Generations United’s Biennial Global Intergenerational Conference will look extremely different this year. The conference…

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From the Desk of Shamena Thomas: Wellness Fridays at ASCI

COVID-19 has not just wreaked havoc on community health across the country, but also affects the well-being of essential workers, such as our staff here at ASCI. This past September,…

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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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How to Honor Native Americans This Thanksgiving

The celebration of Thanksgiving brings a mix of emotions among Americans. What we once learned as children, as adults became a myth. Whitewashed accounts of the first Thanksgiving created harmful…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: October 19-30

Please review the following legislative updates pertinent to children and families from the weeks of October 19-23 and October 26-30. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at…

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