Mental Health

Penalizing Black Hair in Our School System Is Wrong

Black students are three to six times more likely to be dismissed from school than their white counterparts. School systems continually criminalize natural Black hairstyles by “preparing them for the…

Read More about Penalizing Black Hair in Our School System Is Wrong

Child Welfare Legislative Updates: February 8-19, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from February 8-19, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S. 304 — Sen. Tammy Duckworth…

Read More about Child Welfare Legislative Updates: February 8-19, 2021

10 Black Movies That Aren’t Traumatic

Slavery, segregation and the Black struggle have bombarded the Black Hollywood scene since African-Americans were allowed to star in movies. While these films can be used to educate families, we must…

Read More about 10 Black Movies That Aren’t Traumatic

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….

Read More about Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 11-22, 2021

Annie E. Casey Report Illuminates COVID-19 Damage to Children & Families

According to a recent Annie E. Casey report—Kids, Families and COVID-19—Pennsylvania children and families (and families nationwide) have not only suffered from financial challenges and food insecurity as a result…

Read More about Annie E. Casey Report Illuminates COVID-19 Damage to Children & Families

POC Households Experiencing Hardships During COVID-19

Information provided by Child Trends: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of families experiencing hardships across the country has risen dramatically, with a disproportionate impact on Latino* and Black communities….

Read More about POC Households Experiencing Hardships During COVID-19

Teresa Hawthorne Encourages Women to ‘Soar’ Amid Societal Barriers

When it comes to turning pain into purpose, Teresa Hawthorne is a living example of how to do so with grace. In her new book, “Turn Up” Your Life & Create Something F.I.E.R.C.E. Within,” the transformational speaker and mindset coach, award-winning vocalist,…

Read More about Teresa Hawthorne Encourages Women to ‘Soar’ Amid Societal Barriers

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,…

Read More about From the Desk of Shamena Thomas: Wellness Fridays at ASCI

Me and My Afro: 11-Year-Old Writes Book About Self-Love During COVID-19

While most children spend their free time playing video games, 11-year-old Aiden wrote a book entitled Me and My Afro. He created this book to help children who may struggle…

Read More about Me and My Afro: 11-Year-Old Writes Book About Self-Love During COVID-19

Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 14-25

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 14 – 25. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   H.R. 8958 —…

Read More about Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 14-25