ASCI Youth

ASCI Launches New Office in New Hampshire

ASCI is excited to announce the launch of its newest office in Concord, New Hampshire! After identifying the great need for more support for kinship families, the state of New…

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We Are A Family! A Look Into The Klein’s Adoption Journey

According to The Children’s Information Gateway, there are over 391,000 children and youth in foster care and 38 percent were placed with relatives or kin. At ASCI, we know that kinship care is…

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The Importance of Acknowledging Minority Mental Health

Minority Mental Health Month is recognized to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. According to McLean…

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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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Honoring Kinship Caregivers on National Caregivers Day!

According to The Children’s Bureau, there are over 407,000 children and youth in foster care and 34 percent were placed with relatives or kin. This is why, A Second Chance, Inc. strives…

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Important Lessons to Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has passed, it is imperative to know and understand that his message is central to everyone at any given time. Throughout the course of…

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Tips for Teaching Your Child to Save Money During Financial Wellness Month

January is Financial Wellness Month & it is important for youth and families to start making good habits. The habit of saving money may be a crucial life skill. Saving…

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A Discussion on Mentoring and Financial Wellness for Youth Aging Out of the System

Mentorship can play a critical role in preparing transition-age youth for adulthood. According to the University of Chicago’s Chapin Center, by age 26, 36% of young people who ‘aged out’ of foster…

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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story ft. Jaslyn Cuff

Each month A Second Chance, Inc. tries to share the voices of our kinship families through Q&A style discussions. We are an agency that strives to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing…

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Preventing Human Trafficking for Youth in Care

As a kinship caregiver, remaining on high alert to help prevent youth from becoming victimized by human trafficking is imperative. Kinship youth are at a higher risk than others so…

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