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Free Child Passenger Seat Checks Near You!

The Click It or Ticket Campaign focuses on seatbelt enforcement and education. The campaign highlights the proper fit and installation of child passenger seats. Department personnel certified as Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians…

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From Dreams to Goals and Back Again: A Family Cycle of Love

Written by Sameerah Allen, MSW. Assisting others and caring about their outcomes have always been primary for me. As a youth residing in a Pittsburgh inner-city neighborhood, an environment where…

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ASCI Celebrates Its Staff Graduates!

Written by Willette Walker, Chief Learning Officer These words of wisdom have encouraged many to go on a journey to further their education. It is a mantra, similar to Nike’s…

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Innovating Kinship Care Practice During COVID-19: One Year Later

When COVID-19 reached the pandemic level last year, many children and families found themselves having to create a “new normal.” This has included a shift from physical social interactions to…

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ASCI Leader Remembers Her Favorite Teacher

When I was in the eighth grade, I had a teacher named Mrs. (Crystal) Nelson.  She was one of the coolest teachers I ever had. Mrs. Nelson was a young African…

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No Uncertainty About Permanency, Even in Uncertain Times

This piece was published in Child Welfare Information Gateway’s story collection for Foster Care Month 2021, Reflections: Stories of Foster Care. Though COVID-19 has brought about many uncertainties, the Child…

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ASCI Appoints New Executive Vice President of Child & Family Services

We are proud to announce the appointment of Ricardo “Rick” Williams as the Executive Vice President of Child and Family Services (CFS) and Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at our…

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How to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

It is completely possible to prevent child abuse and neglect! Child abuse and neglect are dire problems that have longterm impacts on the health, opportunity and well-being of children. All…

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Support ASCI Reads By Eating Chick-fil-A!

You can support ASCI Reads simply by eating Chick-fil-A at the Waterfront (480 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120) on Wednesday, June 24, between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.! All…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 22- April 9, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from March 22 to April 9, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Child Care…

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