Mental Health

Public Health Crisis: A Critical Conversation About Race with the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Last week, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh began their Action Conversations About Race series with a discussion on “Racism as a Public Health Crisis.” This insightful webinar featured local health…

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Summer Programs: Keeping Young People Engaged

Now more than ever, it’s important to keep young people engaged in positive summer programs and activities so they can move forward after losing learning opportunities throughout the past year. …

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Loving Her in the Skin She’s In

How a grandfather’s unconditional love for his LGBTQIA2S+ granddaughter fosters family and community acceptance Coming out LGBTQIA2S+ (i.e., Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit) is—or always should be—a…

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Spotting Sexual Assault Signs in Young Children

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) documents that every 9 minutes, government authorities respond to another report of child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is not limited to sexual contact with…

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Teens and Sexual Assault: What Are the Warning Signs?

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) shares that those aged between 12 and 34 are at the highest risk for crimes of sexual violence. They also share that females aged 16-19 are…

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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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Sexual Assault Warning Signs for College-Age Adults

College campuses and locations frequented by college students are hot points for sexual violence. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) shares that in 8 out of 10 cases of…

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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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An ASCI Gem: Tulleesha Burbage Discovers Family Heritage

Tulleesha Burbage is a Child and Family Services Program Supervisor at ASCI. After completing roughly 1,000 kinship adoptions, Tulleesha shares that she feels good knowing these kinship adoptions are keeping…

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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…

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