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Protecting ICWA Protects Kinship: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Brackeen v. Haaland

Kinship stretches far beyond blood relation. This same belief is shared by American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities, and why the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) is…

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ASCI Presents A Lived Experience Story ft. Dana Cralle

Each month A Second Chance, Inc. tries to share the voices of our kinship families. We are an agency who strives to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment to children in…

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How to Vote in Pennsylvania on Election Day

Where can I vote on Election Day? You can look up where to vote on Pennsylvania’s site. Can I vote early? What do I need to bring? If you’ve voted at…

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The Heinz Endowments grants $1M to the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Originally published: 10/25/2022Pittsburgh Business Times The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has received a $1 million gift from the Heinz Endowments. The grant will go towards the Urban League’s One Pittsburgh…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month With Your Children

November is National Native American Heritage Month. This month gives us all the opportunity to honor the history and continuing culture of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Get…

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30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare System

Sharon McDaniel, Ph.D., EdD, MPA President and CEO, A Second Chance, Inc. I am an alumnus of what is now known as kinship care. Today we prefer to call this “lived…

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Resilience After Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month provides an opportunity to remember victims, and raise awareness, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it.  Domestic violence is described as violent or aggressive behavior…

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National Youth Justice Action Month: Q&A with Shielah DeBlanc

President, Joseph R. Biden Jr. proclaimed October National Youth Justice Action Month (NYJAM). During National Youth Justice Action Month, I call upon States and communities to join me in seeking…

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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story ft. Gabrielle King

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

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National Baby Safety Month: Recommendations for Kinship Caregivers on Baby Safety Kelly Starver, Ph.D. Nursing

The month of September recognizes baby safety and kinship care as national designations. For many kinship caregivers, having a baby in the house or caring for a baby may be a completely new experience. …

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