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BRYCS co-sponsored Webinar "Supporting Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Schools" with USCCB's Children's Services is now available online. Please check back for a supplemental FAQ sheet.

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bilingual safety guides 

NEW! Bilingual safety guides for children and teens

Every day, children and teenagers enter the United States without their parents or legal documentation. These unaccompanied children often come to reunite with family, to work, or to pursue an education. Some may be fleeing violence and abuse, avoiding gang persecution and recruitment, or escaping political and religious persecution.

When unaccompanied immigrant children enter Federal custody, most are placed in the care of the Division of Children's Services (DCS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Residential care provided by ORR is based on child welfare principles and ranges from foster care to secure facilities, based on children's needs.

These guides are the first publications created for the unaccompanied youth themselves and will assist young people in knowing their rights while they are in the United States.

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Get new ideas, share your promising practice, and read about other refugee-serving programs across the country!


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Refugee Portal

Find multilingual resources available on family life and parenting, early childhood, the U.S. school system (K-12), children'sbooks, and health/mental health in the most common refugee languages! – ENTER