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American Rescue Plan Act: Benefits for Children & Families

On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act into law, providing much-needed, immediate financial relief for children and families struggling from the impacts of COVID-19….

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Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth: ASCI Training for Caregivers

Can you imagine growing up without anyone who affirms your identity? When youth in care enter a new home, it is important that caregivers protect and prepare them for societal…

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Celebrating Women’s HERstory Month: Terry Stigdon

As an agency founded and led by a Black woman, ASCI values the impactful contributions made by women of color who continue to lead with conviction and strength in order…

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Celebrating Women’s HERstory Month: Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez

As an agency founded and led by a Black woman, ASCI values the impactful contributions made by women of color who continue to lead with conviction and strength in order…

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Celebrating Women’s HERstory Month: Tina Jefferson

As an agency founded and led by a Black woman, ASCI values the impactful contributions made by women of color who continue to lead with conviction and strength in order…

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Celebrating Women’s HERstory Month: Angela Connor

As an agency founded and led by a Black woman, ASCI values the impactful contributions made by women of color who continue to lead with conviction and strength in order…

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Sign Up for the March 2021 Issue of the National Kinship Review

In honor of Social Work Month and Women’s History Month, the upcoming March issue of the National Kinship Review will feature Q&As with five women who have significantly impacted child…

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3 Thought Leaders Explore the Black Family Experience in Child Welfare Through a Racialized & Historical Lens

A letter to the new White House administration by Dr. Sharon McDaniel, Dr. Ervin Dyer and Dr. Yven Destin. An edited version was originally published in the Imprint. America holds onto an…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 25-February 5, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from January 25 – February 5, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health H.Res….

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PA DHS 2021 Racial Equity Report Promotes System DEI Efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) released its first-ever racial equity report on January 21, 2021. The report opens by alluding to the civil and racial unrest sparked by…

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