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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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ASCI Employee on Her Experiences Being a Youth Mentor

As a child, I wanted to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program. Having a cool big sister was always something I wanted. Growing up, I was…

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ASCI Staff Enjoys Virtual DIY Apple Making!

On October 9, staff enjoyed a virtual DIY caramel apple-making event as part of our weekly wellness offerings. Through Microsoft Teams, staff enjoyed friendly conversations while making this tasty fall…

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A Word from Dr. Sharon McDaniel: Honoring Dr. David Brock

I want to give a shout out to Dr. David Brock for his exceptional work with PNC and the United Way. Several weeks ago, I was asked to participate in…

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Child Health Day

Child Health Day is important for a host of reasons. Raising awareness about children’s welfare and well-being in our country is imperative. The health of children depends on their economic…

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Grandma’s Hands: An ASCI Treasure

Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need…

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