LGBTQIA2S+

Day of Silence: Register to Participate on April 23!

The GLSEN Day of Silence on April 23, 2021, is a nationwide event led by students. During this time, everyone involved takes a vow of silence to highlight the effects…

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Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth: ASCI Training for Caregivers

Can you imagine growing up without anyone who affirms your identity? When youth in care enter a new home, it is important that caregivers protect and prepare them for societal…

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A Critical Conversation of Kinship with the Founders of Black History Month

Established on September 9, 1915, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founders of Black History Month—the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)—continue to carry out…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 11-22, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from January 11 – 22, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   H.R. 259 — Rep….

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Case Impacting LGBTQ+ Foster and Adoptive Parents

On November 4, the Supreme Court heard initial oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that considers whether taxpayer-funded, private foster care agencies can discriminate against prospective…

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Attend the Kids At Heart 2020 Gala!

Turning Points for Children will soon be celebrating their Virtual Kids At Heart 2020 Gala with “Light up the Night” as they shine a light on families made stronger through their…

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Event Recap: Celebrating Our Collective Diversity

At ASCI, we foster a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We know that in doing so, we will make ASCI a more enriching environment for everyone. In an…

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Philadelphia Community Organization Galaei Highlights the Resiliency of Queer Latin@ Youth

Pride is a celebration but also a protected space. Due to the pandemic, that space is now unavailable for many LGBTQIA+ youth who are in much need of it. The space Pride…

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Couple Adopts 3 Brothers to Keep Them Together

Here at ASCI, we love hearing about folks who see the importance of keeping siblings together, like these Massachusetts moms. KC and Lena Currie got married five years ago and…

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Meeting LGBTQIA+ Youth in Care Where They Are

LGBTQIA+ people and allies all over the world are marking this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  In June of 1969, a police riot at the Stonewall Wall Inn in…

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