The purpose of a clearinghouse is to provide a well-rounded collection of resources on a particular topic, representing the range of available data and perspectives on that topic. As such, the BRYCS Web site and clearinghouse contain resources authored by others. The views expressed in these resources do not necessarily represent views held by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), the organization managing the BRYCS project.
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Portions of the BRYCS Web site were made possible by the the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Grant 90RB007) as well as the Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Grant 1 ASTWH160046-01-00). BRYCS is financed 100% through Federal funds. The materials presented are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The resources contained in "Lists of Highlighted Resources" on this Web site are in no particular order, except when they are alphabetized, and have not been prioritized based on any criteria.
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On the Promising Practices page, users have the option of submitting information for inclusion in the clearinghouse collection. In such cases, users should submit their information as they want it to appear to the public through the clearinghouse. Such information will only be made publicly accessible if users also submit a permission form. BRYCS does reserve the right to edit such submissions. All photos found on BRYCS site have also been submitted along with permission forms.
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Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) has received a number of requests for permission to translate and distribute our illustrated parenting handbooks, including 1) Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook, 2) Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development and 3) Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family. Please recognize that BRYCS cannot put its name on anything that has not been reviewed by BRYCS staff for content and quality. Our future plans include applying for foundation funding to support additional translations into the most common refugee languages as well as to work with local and state governments to produce versions appropriate to their areas. In the meantime, if you are considering translating these books, follow the guidelines below.
You may translate these books, but keep the printed translation separate from the actual book, as its own packet. Do not bind, glue, staple, etc. your translation to the actual book. In addition, you must include this example cover sheet that BRYCS has created for this purpose. Adult learners will need to look at the book and the translated packet side-by-side. Service providers and teachers may prefer to review the book with a client or class of students and verbally interpret the content.
Permission from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the copyright owner of <insert title of BRYCS illustrated guide>. USCCB grants to (a) refugee resettlement agencies, (b) nonprofit organizations which work directly with such agencies and (c) community-based organizations furthering integration into United States society, a limited license to create translations, and reproduce and distribute those translations only in print in the United States for a period ending on January 1, 2019, and such translations must clearly state in prominent writing on the front cover of the translation that USCCB is not responsible for the translation, does not necessarily endorse the translation, and is the copyright owner of <insert title of BRYCS illustrated guide>. Notwithstanding this permission, USCCB retains the copyright in <insert title of BRYCS illustrated guide>. This limited permission does not extend to any commercial organization or any organization with a commercial purpose, or to any local, state or federal governmental agency (except for public schools).
We are interested in working with you; please contact Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 572-6500. We will put you in touch with USCCB’s Office of General Counsel to discuss translation options. A signed agreement with parameters will be required.
We have received many offers to assist with translations. We appreciate your willingness to help! If you have already translated our book or are planning to, please send a copy of your version of the translation to email@example.com or to 3211 Fourth Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017.
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