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Read the Latest BACW Newsletter

Dr. Sharon McDaniel, board president of Black Administrators in Child Welfare, opens this month’s BACW newsletter: We are strong. I know we will come through this together. Whereas now there is…

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Toxic Stress in Children: What It Does and How to Mitigate It

Feeling stressed has become a more frequent expression as we are challenged more every day by the impact and implications of COVID-19. Stress is always present in our lives, and in…

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Kinship Stories of Hope

April is the National Month of Hope, something of which we are all in need during this difficult and unprecedented time. As such, ASCI employees share how they are remaining…

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Acts of Kindness During COVID-19

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How to Stay Pain-Free While Working from Home

Provided by the Society for Human Resource Management Millions of people who are working from home to stop the spread of COVID-19 have found themselves in makeshift workstations without proper…

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ASCI Delivers Groceries to Families in Need

Earlier this month, Governor Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvanians to remain home as much as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As families attempt to navigate this challenging time, ASCI…

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Instruction, Policy & Practice in the Evolving Field of Social Work

The ever-evolving field of social work is rooted in the historical context of its early pioneers’ philanthropic efforts. Since the first social work class offered at Columbia University in 1898, trained social…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Lori Marshall

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Lori Marshall: I have always loved kids and wanted to be around them. ASCI: What are some challenges you’ve experienced as a child welfare…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Robert Hinton

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Robert Hinton: I was always intrigued with the “mind” as a youngster. Therefore, I majored in psychology at Duquesne University and still continue to be…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Joseph Volkay

ASCI: What are some challenges you’ve experienced as a child welfare caseworker?Joseph Volkay: I believe the biggest challenge I face on a daily basis is just to find enough time in…

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