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How to Be an Ally for LGBTQ+ Youth

Here are five ways to let LGBTQ+ youth know you support them! Be a Listener. Although we’re progressing as a community, many LGBTQ+ teens may feel out of place. If…

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Family and Community Engagement Group Offerings

We have several support groups for families, caregivers, fathers, grandparents and people in the community through our Family and Community Engagement department! If you would like to attend any of…

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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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“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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Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color

While there is no doubt that mental health issues impact everyone in all communities, BIPOC are under-treated in the mental health field. However, there are several growing resources tailored to…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: June 7-18, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from June 7-18, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health S. 1977 — Sen. Bob…

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SCOTUS Rules Unanimously in LGBTQ+ Rights Case

On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Philadelphia Catholic Social Services in the LGBTQ+ rights case of Fulton v. The City of Philadelphia—the case that considered…

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SisTers Hosts People’s PRIDE PGH 2021

June 18 – 20, 2021 June 18th – Self Care Day – Care Packages will be mailed out to registered Pride AttendeesJune 19th- LGBTQ Pittsburgh’s Best Award CeremonyJune 20th- Pittsburgh…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: May 24 – June 4, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from May 24 – June 4, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health S….

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