Foster Care

A Message from ASCI’s President and CEO for National Kinship Care Month

Each September, the nation pauses to celebrate the tireless commitment kinship caregivers provide throughout the year. Their unwavering support for family is often overshadowed by the local or national news,…

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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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Suffering in Silence: Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic | Q&A with Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

Dr. Jacqueline Wilson CEO, TRAC Services for Families Less than 25%. While mental health issues do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity, the understanding of mental health…

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PA Family Support Alliance Open Disclosure Sessions for July 2022

PFSA continues 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, and…

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Perfectly Imperfect: How Imprecise Definitions of Child Neglect and Poverty Reinforce Anti-Black Racism in the Child Welfare System

Sharon L. McDaniel, Sherri Simmons-Horton, Ervin Dyer, Yven Destin, Kathleen L. Gima, Anthony R. Sosso, Jr., Jay Kadash, Med, MA, James T. Freeman, James A. Stratford, Constance Iannetta, Katherine Buckley…

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From Hurting to Healing: The power of centering lived experience to transform child welfare

The 33rd Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference themed, “Hurting, Hoping, Helping, Healing” examined the deeply rooted issues in child welfare, adoption, foster and kinship care to…

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National Child Welfare Headlines: April 18-April 29, 2022

Please review the following news updates impacting the triad April 18, 2022, through April 29, 2022. Four New Cities Join Generation Work The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion has select­ed four…

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A Discussion on Child Abuse Prevention with Prevent Child Abuse America: Q&A with Jennifer Jones

This year’s theme for National Child Abuse Prevention Month is, “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.” Children have the right to be safe, nurtured, and raised in a stable environment, and…

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National Child Welfare Headlines: March 31-April 18, 2022

Please review the following weekly news updates impacting the triad pertaining to children and families from March 31, 2022, through April 18, 2022. New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to…

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#SocialWorkSuperhero Tiffany Byrd

ASCI: What challenges and benefits have you experienced as a child welfare caseworker? ​ Tiffany Byrd: As a child welfare caseworker, I experienced challenges around not understanding the “why?” behind decisions…

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