Child Safety

How to Prepare Your Family for an Emergency

When major disasters strike, visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s Emergency Management page to access demographic and economic data for impacted areas.  National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness…

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Suicide Prevention: The Significance of the Semicolon

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Addiction, anxiety, depression and much more are very present in the lives of those who suffer from mental health issues. The semicolon symbolizes a…

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ASCI Leaders Provide Details on Program for Restorative Justice

From the Desks of Dr. David Brock and Shielah DeBlanc When defining justice, it is ultimately related to fairness. Therefore, justice for families means access to opportunity for everyone. For…

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Juvenile Justice Reform Through Kinship

How Kinship Care and Other Community-Based Supports Provide Trauma-Informed Alternatives for At-Risk Crossover Youth With the enactment of SB 823 / AB 1868 in 2020, California has been phasing out its Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and instead, creating ways…

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Cafe Momentum in Downtown Pittsburgh to Help Teens Involved in Juvenile Justice

Cafe Momentum, an award-winning Dallas restaurant, hires teenagers who have been in juvenile detention facilities as paid interns to handle the business of its restaurant. This culinary training center is…

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Pittsburgh Magazine Profiles ASCI Founder’s Transformative Kinship Care Contributions

Article originally published in Pittsburgh Magazine. In 1993, Dr. Sharon McDaniel saw an opportunity. The need was dire, but McDaniel felt that her career had built up to that moment…

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PFSA Offering Virtual Mandated Reporter Training

PFSA is continuing to offer virtual Mandated Reporter Training at no cost to mandated reporters in Pennsylvania. This three-hour virtual training is approved by the Departments of Human Services, Education,…

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Maryland Couple Has Fostered Over 100 Children

For over 20 years, Maryland couple Sandra and Aaron Stockton have made it their lives’ work to help children in need. Sandra’s own mother had been in foster care, and…

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CWLA 2022 National Conference: Call for Proposals

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Collective Action to Ensure Children and Families Flourish SAVE THE DATES!April 27-29, 2022 Hyatt Regency Capitol HillWashington, DC Submit by August 16 CWLA is now…

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New D.C. Director of Child Welfare Is a Champion for Kinship Care

On July 18, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Robert L. Matthews as the Acting Director of Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) for the District of Columbia. With a proven…

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