To ensure a safe and caring environment for children and youth
Lyn Morland's career in cross-cultural social work spans 30 years. Her international work has included developing early childhood and youth programs in the Philippines and National Science Foundation-funded research in Honduras. She started working in refugee resettlement in the mid-1980s and provided case management and then child welfare services, including supervising the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor programs. As Director of Health Services for the Archdiocese of Washington, she developed a network of primary care clinics, specialists, and hospitals, providing pro bono care to recent immigrants from Central America. She next directed a national refugee mental health technical assistance program for IRSA/USCRI and then the children's mental health programs for a multicultural human services agency. She holds a Master of Social Work from Catholic University and an MA/ABD(PhD) in Anthropology and Medical Behavioral Sciences, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and she is currently completing her doctorate at Howard University's School of Social Work. Her research has included a longitudinal study of ethnic identity in school-aged children and participatory action research on access to health care with the Washington, DC Latino community. As Director of the Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services (BRYCS) program at MRS/USCCB, Lyn has managed a small team to develop a Website and Clearinghouse with 6,000 holdings on refugee and immigrant children, produced hundreds of original publications, developed service collaboration projects, and provided consultation and coaching for practitioners. She has led national roundtable discussions on immigrant integration issues and presented nationally and internationally on refugee children, including as Keynote Speaker for the Multicultural Services, Division of Children's Services, NSW, Australia. She currently oversees and develops all aspects of BRYCS' technical assistance, and provides consultation nationally on services to refugee and immigrant children.
Current Memberships include the Board of Directors of Heritage Multicultural Youth and Family Programs, Inc., serving West Africans in the Washington, DC metropolitan area in Sierra Leone. Publications include:
Jacquelin Zubko holds a Master's degree in Management/Homeland Security from the University of Maryland University College. She completed her BA in International Studies and Sociology with a concentration in Human Rights and Sociology from the University of Dayton. While in Dayton she served as an active member of the first cohort of Dayton Civic Scholars and interned with the Office of International Programs. Upon graduation, she studied with the Institute for Comparative Political and Economic Systems while interning with the DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs. Jacquelin's extensive study abroad experience includes a summer in China studying diplomacy and a Semester at Sea. All of these experiences have allowed her to work closely with other cultures, specifically immigrant and refugee populations. In addition, she has researched and reported on a number of issues related to immigration including: Catholic Social Teachings on the Right to Migration, Forced Relocation and Internally Displaced Persons in Myanmar, and The Failures of Integration: A Study of Dayton, Ohio. As a second-generation immigrant herself, Jacquelin brings an important perspective to BRYCS' work and a passion for working with refugees and immigrants. As Information & Technical Support Specialist of the Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services (BRYCS) program at MRS/USCCB, she plays a central role in the development and coordination of BRYCS' mandate to provide technical assistance to all those serving refugee children, youth and families, by managing the BRYCS Web site and Clearinghouse at www.brycs.org. Jacquelin also assists the Director in overall planning, design, implementation, management, and development of current projects.
Information on BRYCS’ National Technical Assistance Network and Consultant Biographies.