Foster Youth

National Adoption Day: The Dukes Give Their Granddaughter a Forever Home

With love, support and boatloads of sweet treats, ASCI celebrated National Adoption Day with 15 adoptive families in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Eighteen of our children…

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Kinship Family Helps Autistic Niece Defy Presumed Limits & Flourish

*Names changed to protect confidentiality of those in care. Did you know that many children enter foster care due to their intricate medical needs? According to David Mandell, director of…

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ASCI’s New Driver Simulation Program for All Youth

Here at A Second Chance, Inc., we take pride in our young drivers and youth who desire to get their driver’s license and ensure the safety of those around them….

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The Education Law Center’s 2021 Back-to-School Guide

The Education Law Center (ELC) has updated its annual Back-to-School Guide with publications on various education topics to help families, students, and child-serving professionals. Please see the ELC website for a full-featured version of…

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Veteran & Kinship Caregiver Teaches Children the Value of Family

*Names have been changed to protect the identities of children in care. Shane* has been caring for his kinship child Jamal* for almost two years, and he works hard to…

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“I Needed Him As Much As He Needed Me”: A Beautiful Story of Love, Healing & Kinship

*Names changed to protect the identities of children in care. ASCI kinship caregiver James* and his cousin (and kinship child) Charlie’s* relationship warms our hearts like marshmallows over a fire….

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Almost Empty-Nesters Start Over to Become Loving Kinship Caregivers

*Names changed to protect the identities of children in care. Maya* and her wife Elizabeth* have been kinship caregivers since 2018, caring for Maya’s younger cousins, Tia* and Clara*. In…

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Past, Present & Future Implications for Family Independence & Well-Being

The rich, age-old practice of kinship care has not only acted as a means to maintaining generational connections to family and culture, but also proven to reduce trauma and result…

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Child Abuse Prevention Symposium: Register Now!

PA Family Support Alliance is holding its annual PA Child Abuse Prevention Symposium virtually on September 22, 2021.  This Symposium will be entirely virtual and will feature acclaimed speakers, such…

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Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Steelers Playing for Foster Children

Proceeds benefit Minkah Fitzpatrick’s Unshackled Foundation benefitting KidsVoice! This season, Minkah Fitzpatrick is proud to launch a campaign program with KidsVoice to help provide better opportunities to children in need. The…

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