Children’s Health

Why Strong Partnerships Are Vital to Lasting System Transformation

Endeavor to create lasting, meaningful change in a silo, and your chance of success is slim. Anyone who has delved into the pursuit of system transformation—however noble their intentions—understands this….

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Hidden Foster Care: The Problem with Voluntary Kinship

Article written by ASCI’s founder and CEO, Dr. Sharon McDaniel, for Child Protection & Well-Being Trends In 1993, I saw an opportunity to eliminate “hidden foster care” in western Pennsylvania. My…

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ASCI Helps Fathers Keep the F.A.I.T.H.

We hear a lot about gender bias in family court when deciding custody and how there is a bias in favor of mothers. It seems that courts are sending a…

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Working Parents Pulled in 2 Directions. What Does This Mean for Cos.?

From KellogInsight For working parents, every day presents itself with new challenges, causing an array of complicated emotions. Research from Cynthia Wang, a clinical professor of management and organizations at the…

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National Adoption Day: The Dukes Give Their Granddaughter a Forever Home

With love, support and boatloads of sweet treats, ASCI celebrated National Adoption Day with 15 adoptive families in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Eighteen of our children…

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Kinship Family Helps Autistic Niece Defy Presumed Limits & Flourish

*Names changed to protect confidentiality of those in care. Did you know that many children enter foster care due to their intricate medical needs? According to David Mandell, director of…

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Walk-in Vaccine and Booster Clinics Available in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

For Philadelphia’s other walk-in clinics, click here. For more information on JCC’s clinic, click here. And for more information on PGH Mercy’s clinic, click here. CDC now recommends that certain people are now…

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ASCI’s New Driver Simulation Program for All Youth

Here at A Second Chance, Inc., we take pride in our young drivers and youth who desire to get their driver’s license and ensure the safety of those around them….

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Mental Health Resources Available for All

No matter your background, mental health and personal crises can touch any of us at any point. When you’re going through this, it can be easy to turn inward and not…

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Indigenous Peoples Day: Children’s Books Written by Indigenous Authors

Indigenous peoples have unique relationships with the land on which they have lived for generations. National Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrated on October 11, is a holiday that commemorates the original…

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