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A Discussion on Mentoring and Financial Wellness for Youth Aging Out of the System

Mentorship can play a critical role in preparing transition-age youth for adulthood. According to the University of Chicago’s Chapin Center, by age 26, 36% of young people who ‘aged out’ of foster…

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Sharing Our Year in Review: A Strong Year of Kinship as a Culture of Learning

Through over 30 years of knowledge building for an effective kin-first culture, we know that kinship care work must include the kinship triad (the child, birth parent, and caregiver). In reflecting over…

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30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare System

Sharon McDaniel, Ph.D., EdD, MPA President and CEO, A Second Chance, Inc. I am an alumnus of what is now known as kinship care. Today we prefer to call this “lived…

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Kinship Care is Community Care: A Discussion on the Power of Community Involvement During Black Owned Business Month with Jeannine Cook

Kinship care thrives when we recognize the critical component of community. While the availability of community services, like health care, mental health resources and availability of nutritious food remain critical…

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Black Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support!

Supporting Black-owned companies helps create more opportunities for Black communities. By doing our part in pouring into Black businesses, the structure of generational wealth can benefit Black families. Buying Black…

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Suffering in Silence: Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic | Q&A with Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

Dr. Jacqueline Wilson CEO, TRAC Services for Families Less than 25%. While mental health issues do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity, the understanding of mental health…

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What You Need to Know About the 2022 Pennsylvania Primary Election

Pennsylvania’s primary election is Tuesday, May 17. The state’s U.S. Senate race will have a direct impact on the national stage, and the governor’s race will determine the balance of…

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Mom and Pop Shops to Visit in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day and we’d like to celebrate these amazing businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia! It is vital to support local entrepreneurs. Here are a few…

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#SocialWorkSuperhero Tiffany Byrd

ASCI: What challenges and benefits have you experienced as a child welfare caseworker? ​ Tiffany Byrd: As a child welfare caseworker, I experienced challenges around not understanding the “why?” behind decisions…

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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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