Foster Youth

Health and Developmental Assessments for Children in Foster Care

Each year, around thousands of children join the foster care system in the United States. In Philadelphia, more than 6,000 children are in foster, kinship or residential care. Foster youth…

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Learn and Earn Corporate Internship Application Is Now Open

The Learn and Earn Corporate Internship Program is now accepting applications! This eight-week professional internship program is for young adults ages 18-24 who have prior work experience. Young people who are selected…

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Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Works to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Punitive discipline methods in schools – such as “zero-tolerance” policies – have historically affected students of color at disproportionate rates. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reports that Black students…

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Annie E. Casey Report Illuminates COVID-19 Damage to Children & Families

According to a recent Annie E. Casey report—Kids, Families and COVID-19—Pennsylvania children and families (and families nationwide) have not only suffered from financial challenges and food insecurity as a result…

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Dad Teaches Essential Skills on YouTube

Just like Rob Kenney and his seven siblings experienced, some children grow up without fathers, which can lead to a lack of basic skills that only fathers can teach. In…

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My Best Self Hair Care Presentation for CYF Youth

On Saturday, January 16, Delta Phi Sigma Alumnae will conduct a Natural Hair Care presentation by Dee’s Beauty Bar & Spa for the My Best Self Program. The salon is…

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Vulnerable Youth Are Stuck in Traffic We Can’t See

The covert yet persistent human trafficking industry prays disproportionately on homeless foster youth, but the fundamental benefits of kinship care can serve as protection.  On average, within a 12-month period,…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 28, 2020-January 8, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 28, 2020 – January 8, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health  …

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Deep Mattress Discounts for Foster Families!

Are any kinship families in need of mattresses? Contact your ASCI caseworker for further information!

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Couple Adopts 5-Year-Old Boy and Has the “Best Christmas Ever”

Exactly one year after Michaela and Dave Robbins began fostering Noah, they tell Pittsburgh’s KDKA that this was the “best Christmas ever.” The Robbins brought 5-year-old Noah into their home…

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