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Father Shares Encouraging Story About the Strength of Kinship as Mental and Emotional Support for His Children

For children and adolescents, family connectedness acts as a protective factor for their mental health. Fostering this sense of belonging and being cared for in youth can reduce the likelihood…

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Suffering in Silence: Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic | Q&A with Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

Dr. Jacqueline Wilson CEO, TRAC Services for Families Less than 25%. While mental health issues do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity, the understanding of mental health…

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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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