Caregivers

Holiday Mental Health Resources

The holidays are supposed to be a joy-filled season, but they tend to be stressful and taxing for those impacted by mental illness. Dealing with mental well-being is an important…

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ASCI Hosts 2023 Breakfast with Santa Event!

ASCI hosted our annual Breakfast with Santa on December 9, 2023! We had numerous families in attendance. Our day was jam-packed with toys, food, arts and crafts, and much more!…

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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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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story ft. Victoria Giddens

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

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Educational Enhancements of Children In Care Supported by Kinship Care

Youth who successfully learn how to read, write, and perform basic math skills are more likely to excel in adulthood, which supports overall well-being throughout their lives. However, many children…

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ASCI Works with the Department of Aging to Provide Support for Grandfamilies

Allegheny County Department of Human Services and A Second Chance, Inc. launched a Grandfamilies stipend program from April 28 – June 30, 2023. This program assisted in providing caregivers outside…

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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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