Leadership

From the Desk of Shamena Thomas: Wellness Fridays at ASCI

COVID-19 has not just wreaked havoc on community health across the country, but also affects the well-being of essential workers, such as our staff here at ASCI. This past September,…

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ASCI President and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel Responds to Events at the Capital

Every day at A Second Chance, Inc., we ask, how are the children? How are their families? Today we also must ask, how is our country? President-elect Joe Biden stated, “The world’s watching. I…

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National Kinship Review Highlights of 2020

It is said that “sharing is caring,” and it is undeniable that 2020 has provided us an opportunity to sincerely think about how we share and care. While Zoom calls…

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Children’s Bureau Publishes Piece by ASCI CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel

Please visit Children’s Bureau Express for the full story. This article is part of a series celebrating National Adoption Month. According to CBX: “This edition of CBX is intended to…

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LISTEN NOW: Dr. McDaniel on Anti-Racism and Child Welfare

The Imprint Weekly Podcast offers listeners a regular review of news and trends in America’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, along with other critical services for youth and families….

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ASCI Receives Major Accreditation

A Second Chance, Inc., is proud to announce we have received a distinguished Three-Year Accreditation (the best possible) from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our kinship…

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From the Desk of Stacy Johnson: Bullying Is on the Rise Amid COVID-19

Stacy Johnson, Senior DirectorFamily and Community Engagement As our youth are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, bullying is on the rise—especially cyber bullying—perhaps because youth cannot engage in their normal…

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A Word from Dr. Sharon McDaniel: Honoring Dr. David Brock

I want to give a shout out to Dr. David Brock for his exceptional work with PNC and the United Way. Several weeks ago, I was asked to participate in…

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Grandma’s Hands: An ASCI Treasure

Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need…

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“No Shade”: Using Kinship Care to Bring Older Youth Into the Light

When: October 16, 2020 | 11:00am -12:30pm CST This webinar is a part of CASCW’s 2020 “Supporting Permanency and Transitions to Adulthood for Youth in Care” webinar series. This series is…

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