Practitioners

Vulnerable Youth Are Stuck in Traffic We Can’t See

The covert yet persistent human trafficking industry prays disproportionately on homeless foster youth, but the fundamental benefits of kinship care can serve as protection.  On average, within a 12-month period,…

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National Kinship Review Highlights of 2020

It is said that “sharing is caring,” and it is undeniable that 2020 has provided us an opportunity to sincerely think about how we share and care. While Zoom calls…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 30-December 11

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates from November 30 – December 11 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S. 4949…

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Being with Family Is a Human Right: We Can’t and Won’t Deny It

Being with family is a human right. That’s where this article should end—with the common-sense fact that drives the work of A Second Chance, Inc. Yet, we are continually faced…

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Critical Documentary Sheds Light on the Adultification of Black Girls in Pittsburgh

On November 19, Pittsburgh’s WQED aired Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls, an imperative documentary addressing the phenomenon of adultification of black girls and its negative implications. The…

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Disability Does Not Equal Incompetence: Removing Biases Against Parents and Caregivers with Disabilities in Child Welfare

Parenting is not an easy task for any one or two people to do alone, and parents without disabilities rely on the support of family, friends, public services, etc., to…

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Join the #ICWAForFamilies Campaign!

As part of their ongoing effort to protect ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act), NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association) has launched its #ICWAForFamilies campaign through Thursday, November 19! According to…

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Children’s Bureau Publishes Piece by ASCI CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel

Please visit Children’s Bureau Express for the full story. This article is part of a series celebrating National Adoption Month. According to CBX: “This edition of CBX is intended to…

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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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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: October 19-30

Please review the following legislative updates pertinent to children and families from the weeks of October 19-23 and October 26-30. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at…

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