Foster Care

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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How to Improve Teens’ Self-Esteem

Learn to help improve teens’ self-esteem with these suggestions! What is self-esteem? Oxford Dictionary defines self-esteem as “confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.” Those with self-esteem are generally…

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Youth Transitioning Out of Care: Resource Fair Watch Party

This exciting Kids Voice event will take place on Thursday, June 10, at 6 p.m. to explain resources available to youth transitioning out of care. Although this event is geared toward young…

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Important Webinars from Gwen’s Girls

Information pulled from Gwen’s Girls: Parenthetically Speaking: Virtual Parent Meeting Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Parents are the first and most important teachers! Too often, schools make it difficult…

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Loving Her in the Skin She’s In

How a grandfather’s unconditional love for his LGBTQIA2S+ granddaughter fosters family and community acceptance Coming out LGBTQIA2S+ (i.e., Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit) is—or always should be—a…

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Support ASCI Reads By Eating Chick-fil-A!

You can support ASCI Reads simply by eating Chick-fil-A at the Waterfront (480 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120) on Wednesday, June 24, between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.! All…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 22- April 9, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from March 22 to April 9, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Child Care…

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The Global Maternal Mortality Crisis Is a U.S. Child Welfare Crisis

Black Maternal Health Week is an opportunity to consider solutions to the crisis of black maternal mortality and other health disparities without fear, blame or shame. Join Black Mamas Matter…

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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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