Foster Care

Why Foster Children Need to Hear “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

One of Maya Angelou’s most popular poems, “Still I Rise,” is an empowering anthem about the struggle to overcome prejudice and injustice, bringing hope to those who are oppressed and…

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The Freedom of Literacy: Investing in the Futures of African-American Children Through Early Childhood Literacy and Education

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass The academic-achievement gap for African-American students, families and communities is a pervasive issue in the United States, ultimately…

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Grandfamilies: Make Your Voices Heard!

Make your voice heard in Washington, D.C.! Input needed: Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren If you are (or once were) a grandparent or an older relative raising children, or if your…

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ASCI Announces Upcoming Webinars

First up: Busting the Apple Wide Open: The Naked Truth LEAN INTO A PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION ON KINSHIP CARE by attending the first of 2020’s ASCI webinars. We’ve all heard, “The…

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75-Year-Old Woman Fostered More Than 600 Children in 50 Years

Linda Herring, a 75-year-old Iowa woman, was recently honored with a resolution of appreciation by her local government for caring for hundreds of children in foster care. According to CNN,…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Center of Child Welfare: Part III with Dr. Cheryl Hall-Russell

A 21st Century Perspective on Cultural Relevance and Humility The pervasive issue of racial disparity in child welfare has long presented troubling implications for children and families of color. The…

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Family First Prevention Services Act Supports Kinship Caregivers

Information originally released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Currently, 2.7 million young people in foster care are being raised by relatives. The Family First Prevention Services Act ensures that…

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Take Advantage of Allegheny County’s Stipend for Summer Camp

How will our children stay safe and engaged during the summer months? It may only be January, but it’s never too early to plan how your children will spend their…

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ASCI Video Celebrates Teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor his persistent urging of all citizens to do good in the world, ASCI asked several members of its dedicated staff to…

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Foster Youth Advocate Through Youth-Adult Partnership

Mississippi Youth Voice is a group of young people with foster care experiences who are leading efforts to improve policies and practices for youth in care across the state of…

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