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National Kinship Care Month: Kin First

According to The Children’s Bureau, there are over 407,000 children and youth in foster care, and 34 percent were placed with relatives or kin. This is why, A Second Chance, Inc….

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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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How the DHS 2022-23 Budget Will Help Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) serves more than 3 million people through the programs and services they administer. DHS exist so that all Pennsylvanians, no matter their circumstances, can…

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Hazelwood Local Hosts Steelers Tailgate

Watch the Steelers’ season opener on a huge, outdoor screen as they take on the division rival Cincinnati Bengals! Kick-off is at 1 pm, but come early to the event in order…

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PA Family Support Alliance Open Disclosure Sessions for June 2022

The Responding to Disclosures of Child Abuse training is for mandated reporters who have taken training on recognizing and reporting child abuse before and need to take it again. It…

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Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Information provided by SAMHSA. Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) The following list of materials includes those focused on general mental health and substance use-related…

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Supporting Autistic Workers In Pittsburgh

Progress City is committed to making the Pittsburgh community a better place by providing innovative solutions to workplace challenges, and true integration of the diversely abled into the community. They…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 28-April 8, 2022

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from March 28, 2022, through April 8, 2022. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Child…

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Discussing Kinship Care in Academia: Why the study of kinship care is critical for social work students

In recognition of National Women’s History Month and National Social Work Month, ASCI spoke with its founder, president, and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel, assistant professor Dr. Sherri Simmons – Horton, in the…

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#SocialWorkSuperhero Domonik Daniels

ASCI: What challenges and benefits have you experienced as a child welfare caseworker? ​   Domonik Daniels: As a child welfare caseworker, I have experienced quite a few challenges. This work is…

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