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COVID-19 & “Great Resignation” Illuminate Need for Improved, Intentional Wellness Programs in Child Welfare

COVID-19 has not just affected people’s health; it’s affected their finances, mental health and more, such as illuminating “all kinds of reasons to change direction” in their careers. The International Labor…

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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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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: August 24-September 3, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from August 24-September 3, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health H.R. 5136—Rep. Bob…

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Beverly’s Birthdays Helps Transition-Age Youth Celebrate Milestones

In May of 2021, Beverly’s Birthdays, in partnership with the TAY (Transition-Age Youth) Division, launched a new initiative called Milestones. This referral-based program celebrates the accomplishments of TAY youth. So…

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2 Gen Program for Pregnant or Parenting Transition-Age Youth

If you know a young parent who was formerly dependent, the 2 Gen Program from KidsVoice is available to help. The goal of the 2 Gen program is to keep the…

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ASCI Leaders Provide Details on Program for Restorative Justice

From the Desks of Dr. David Brock and Shielah DeBlanc When defining justice, it is ultimately related to fairness. Therefore, justice for families means access to opportunity for everyone. For…

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