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Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services: Supporting Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Schools


What’s it like for an unaccompanied, undocumented child to be apprehended at the border? During this session, you will learn what happens when an immigrant child is taken into custody, and the services available upon his or her release. In addition, the discussion  will include culturally affirming practices that child welfare agencies can incorporate to better serve this population.  Through case studies, group discussion, and a review of best practices, participants will leave with a greater understanding of the strengths and challenges facing these children and their families.


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