ASFA


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AcronymDefinition
ASFAAquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
ASFAAdoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (adoption legislation)
ASFAAlabama School of Fine Arts (Birmingham, AL)
ASFAAmerican Sighthound Field Association
ASFAAmerican Society for Apheresis
ASFAAssociation of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists
ASFAAs-Sunnah Foundation of America
ASFAAmerican Senior Fitness Association (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
ASFAAllen Spiegel Fine Arts
ASFAAssociation Saint François d'Assise (French: St. Francis of Assisi Association)
ASFAAssociation pour la Sauvegarde et la Réhabilitation de la Faune des Antilles (French: Association for Preservation and Rehabilitation of Caribbean Wildlife)
ASFAabdominal subcutaneous fat area
ASFAAmerican Steel Foundrymens' Association
ASFAAmitiés Solidarité France Afrique (French: France-Africa Friendship Solidarity; est. 2004)
ASFAAllied Special Forces Association (UK)
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At that point of the track, two railway experts said, it uses the older ASFA safety system.
Congress indicated that it agreed that the priority is the health and safety of children with its passage of ASFA, and when child welfare agencies do not reasonably carry out Congress's stated statutory purpose, assigning liability makes sense.
Eneramo and Wajdi Bouazzi are the Esperance dangermen, striking five goals each in the competition this year to share the lead with Mandela Ocansey from Burkina Faso club ASFA Yennenga.
In 1997, President Clinton signed ASFA, whose purpose is to secure permanency for abused and neglected children while providing some safeguards for the biological parents.
As a result of the SG, today about 90 per cent of all workers almost all full-time workers and about three-quarters of part-time workers--have some superannuation coverage (Stanford 2003, ASFA 2007).
In particular, OntoLight currently incorporates the following five ontologies: AgroVoc and ASFA (relevant for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN), EuroVoc (EU legislation), Cyc (common-sense knowledge) and DMoz (a WWW directory).
ASFA requires the court to be much more involved in the management of the cases and requires periodic court review of each case every six months.
Utilising administrative data on 15,947 children, this study examines adoption disruption in a large state child welfare system in the United States in the three years leading up to and the three years following the passage of ASFA (Adoption and Safe Families Act), a federal law that mandates speedier movement to termination of parental rights and adoptive placement when parents do not make acceptable progress.
Another group that provided significant support behind the drafting and enactment of ASFA was the Dave Thomas Foundation; Thomas, the founder and then CEO of Wendy's, was himself an adopted child.
Although this requirement has been challenged in several states and despite the use of exceptions, the authors of ASFA clearly intended for states to shorten the timelines associated with permanence.
In 1997, President Clinton passed ASFA to help abused and neglected children who languished in foster care.
ASFA emphasized child protection over family preservation, and introduced reforms intended to increase the likelihood and the speed with which children in the child welfare system attain a permanent home.