ASCI Youth

New Bills Would Add $520 Million to Support Older Foster Youth

House leadership on child welfare introduced two bills that would increase funds for older foster youth. These bills would also help states prevent teens and young adults from aging out of…

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Y.E.S. Program Launches ‘For Youth By Youth’ Video Series

ASCI is excited to announce that the Youth Engagement Services program has launched a YouTube series called For Youth By Youth designed to uplift youth and keep them positively engaged…

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Pitt & Philly Public Schools Provide Grading and Access Updates

Remote learning programs for students in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia school districts have made district officials evaluate the way students will be graded, as many do not have access to the…

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Needs of Older Youth During COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues, we must cater to the needs of older youth in foster care and kinship care who rely on us to ensure their well-being. “These are young people…

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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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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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Virtual Home Visits: What to Expect

This video outlines what you can expect during virtual home visits, and the precautionary measures to be taken during in-home visits. We want to hear from our children and see…

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Turn Social Distancing into Distant Socializing

Social distancing has become our new normal. Kids are out of school, parents are working from home, events have been canceled, and in some jurisdictions, folks have been ordered to…

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Free Meals, Safe Spaces and Free Educational Activities for Children During School Closures

While schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, families can still ensure their children are eating well and staying busy, as sites in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are offering free meals…

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