Children’s Health

How Uplifting the Voices of Kinship Help to Move from Awareness to Advocacy and Acceptance for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately one in 44 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to…

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Carnegie Library Accepting Submissions for 2022 Labsy Awards Teen Media Contest

Are you someone who loves to create? Allegheny county teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter original creations, inventions, and works of art in the annual Labsy Awards teen…

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Elementary Students Share Encouraging Pep Talks in New Hotline

Kindergartners from West Side Elementary in California have created Peptoc, an encouraging hotline for those who need a pick-me-up or some hard-hitting advice. When calling 707-998-8410, the prompt menu —…

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Beverly’s Birthdays to Host Free Community Baby Showers

Join Beverly’s Birthdays for FREE in-person Community Baby Showers in Pittsburgh for those who are expecting or a parent/caregiver of a newborn (0-3 months). Beverly’s Birthdays provides birthday cheer and critical baby…

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The Football Girl: How One Girl is Inspiring the World to Think Outside the Box

Malajsha Mollett, a 10-year author, recently wrote and released a book, The Football Girl, which entails her personal story of a young girl living out her dream of playing a…

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Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative Seeking Interns

As a part of their 2022 program, the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative (MBYLI) is committed to providing opportunities to help young professionals find their path to success and jump-start…

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Family and Community Engagement Group Offerings

We have several support groups for families, caregivers, fathers, grandparents and people in the community through our Family and Community Engagement department! If you would like to attend any of…

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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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