Grandparents

Empowering Generations: The Pivotal Role of Grandmothers in Kinship Care

Acknowledging the significant role of grandmothers in kinship care is essential for fostering a supportive environment where youth can overcome challenges and thrive. Grandmothers play a multifaceted and crucial role…

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Holiday Mental Health Resources

The holidays are supposed to be a joy-filled season, but they tend to be stressful and taxing for those impacted by mental illness. Dealing with mental well-being is an important…

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Celebrating Rosa Parks Day

Did you know that there are two celebrations of Rosa Parks each year? This first day of commemoration is celebrated on the date of her birth, February 4. The second Rosa Parks…

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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story ft. Victoria Giddens

Each month, A Second Chance, Inc. shares the voices of our kinship families through Q&A-style discussions. We are an agency that strives to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment to children…

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A Peak Into The Community Garden and Kinship!

Our Community Garden is an awesome way for youth and their families to connect! Miss Terry Whitley and her grandson Nysir Ragin-Jones, who is a part of both ASCI’s YES…

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The Importance of Acknowledging Minority Mental Health

Minority Mental Health Month is recognized to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. According to McLean…

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Informal Grandfamilies/Kinship Support Resource Services Available!

UPDATE: We are excited to announce that in partnership with Allegheny County DHS/ Office of Area Agency on Aging, we are launching our Informal Grandfamilies/ Kinship Caregiver Support Services.  Through…

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How to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

It is completely possible to prevent child abuse and neglect! Child abuse and neglect are dire problems that have longterm impacts on the health, opportunity and well-being of children. All…

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A Discussion on Mentoring and Financial Wellness for Youth Aging Out of the System

Mentorship can play a critical role in preparing transition-age youth for adulthood. According to the University of Chicago’s Chapin Center, by age 26, 36% of young people who ‘aged out’ of foster…

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A Message from ASCI’s President and CEO for National Kinship Care Month

Each September, the nation pauses to celebrate the tireless commitment kinship caregivers provide throughout the year. Their unwavering support for family is often overshadowed by the local or national news,…

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