Policy

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit: Register Now!

The Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit is a one-and-a-half-day conference dedicated to providing resources and spaces for community dialogues, sharing strategies and experiences of organizing for racial justice, healing from racial…

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Sharing Our Year in Review

2021 was another “unprecedented” year. Yet, like most years, woven into the fabric of our families remained the joys, accomplishments and dreams fulfilled, while confronting the reality of some sadness,…

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Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Hosts Virtual Briefing

Women’s Congressional Policy Institute in cooperation with Co-Chairs Congresswomen Madeleine Dean and Jenniffer González-Colón, and Vice-Chairs Congresswomen Lucy McBath and Kat Cammack from Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues invite you to…

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Past, Present & Future Implications for Family Independence & Well-Being

The rich, age-old practice of kinship care has not only acted as a means to maintaining generational connections to family and culture, but also proven to reduce trauma and result…

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Virtual Equity Summit: Register Today with Gwen’s Girls!

Registration is open for the 6th Annual BGEA Virtual Equity Summit, September 22-24, 2021. Participants can join the Fireside Chats and choose from important educational sessions. The first 50 Gwen’s Girls or BGEA students and parents to sign up…

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ASCI Leaders Provide Details on Program for Restorative Justice

From the Desks of Dr. David Brock and Shielah DeBlanc When defining justice, it is ultimately related to fairness. Therefore, justice for families means access to opportunity for everyone. For…

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Juvenile Justice Reform Through Kinship

How Kinship Care and Other Community-Based Supports Provide Trauma-Informed Alternatives for At-Risk Crossover Youth With the enactment of SB 823 / AB 1868 in 2020, California has been phasing out its Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and instead, creating ways…

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Kinship Care & Collaboration as Juvenile Justice Reform: Q&A with Felipe Franco

Growing research continues to support that restorative practices allow youth to remain in their homes and schools, help systems-involved families heal and keep communities intact. As such, prioritizing kinship care as a means to prevent out-of-home youth from becoming dually involved is reflected in juvenile justice and child welfare organizations’ practices and priorities nationwide. Additionally, models like the Crossover Youth…

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Q&A with Macon Stewart, Co-Author of the Crossover Youth Practice Model

Growing research continues to support that restorative practices allow youth to remain in their homes and schools, help systems-involved families heal and keep communities intact. As such, prioritizing kinship care as a means to prevent out-of-home youth from becoming dually involved is reflected in juvenile justice and child welfare organizations’ practices and priorities nationwide. Additionally, models like the Crossover Youth…

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Pittsburgh Magazine Profiles ASCI Founder’s Transformative Kinship Care Contributions

Article originally published in Pittsburgh Magazine. In 1993, Dr. Sharon McDaniel saw an opportunity. The need was dire, but McDaniel felt that her career had built up to that moment…

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