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Elevating the Voices of Black Fathers in Child Welfare

Not only are Black fathers more involved in their children’s lives, but they also want to be engaged despite the barriers our nation’s systems have built up against them. Yet, American society continues to perpetuate the…

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The Cuff Family: Through Thick & Thin, Love Wins

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) shares that over the last 30 years, countless families have been separated over struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, as…

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From Dreams to Goals and Back Again: A Family Cycle of Love

Written by Sameerah Allen, MSW. Assisting others and caring about their outcomes have always been primary for me. As a youth residing in a Pittsburgh inner-city neighborhood, an environment where…

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ASCI Celebrates Its Staff Graduates!

Written by Willette Walker, Chief Learning Officer These words of wisdom have encouraged many to go on a journey to further their education. It is a mantra, similar to Nike’s…

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19-Year-Old Who Aged Out Gets Adopted

Monyay, 19, aged out of the foster care system but recently got the best surprise she could ever ask for! Even though she was too old for youth adoption, she…

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ASCI Leader Remembers Her Favorite Teacher

When I was in the eighth grade, I had a teacher named Mrs. (Crystal) Nelson.  She was one of the coolest teachers I ever had. Mrs. Nelson was a young African…

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Ohio Couple Fostered Nearly 100 Girls over 30 Years

Al and Ann Hill fostered nearly 100 girls over three decades, The Cincinnati Inquirer shares. Their children left for college and they became empty-nesters, so for Ann and Al, it wasn’t a…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure that children continue their learning experience during the pandemic. From quarantine to school closures and virtual learning, teachers…

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Representation Matters: Sesame Street Introduces New Black Muppets to Teach the ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’

Elijah, a 35-year-old meteorologist, loves running, being outdoors, watching movies and cooking! Wes, Eljiah’s 5-year-old son, loves going to school and playing pretend! These two characters are the newest faces…

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An ASCI Gem: Tulleesha Burbage Discovers Family Heritage

Tulleesha Burbage is a Child and Family Services Program Supervisor at ASCI. After completing roughly 1,000 kinship adoptions, Tulleesha shares that she feels good knowing these kinship adoptions are keeping…

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