To ensure a safe and caring environment for children and youth
Promoting Equity and Excellence for All: Welcoming and Teaching Newcomer Children in U.S. Schools
BRYCS co-sponsored this Webinar with with the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium. The presentation addresses the diversity, strengths and needs of the growing number of immigrant students with a focus on creating a welcoming and positive school climate and strategies for teaching content to English Language Learners. A school system that recently transformed as a result of an influx of Karen refugees describes their experiences and "lessons learned" and resources for further information and technical assistance are provided.
Strong Roots and Bright Futures: Promoting Successful Adjustment of Refugee Youth
BRYCS co-sponsored this Webinar with the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC). In this Webinar, Heidi Ellis, PhD, Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience, Boston Children's Hospital, discussed the risk and protective processes most critical to refugee youth adjustment; Lyn Morland, MSW, MA, BRYCS, provided effective family strengthening models that promote positive youth adjustment; and Dina Birman, PhD, BRYCS Consultant and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, discussed the latest research on mentoring for refugee and immigrant youth.
Language Access and Schools: Federal Requirements and School Experiences
BRYCS conducted a joint Webinar with the Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) exploring federal requirements for providing interpretation and translation in schools. The Webinar also looked at how select school districts in Minnesota and Colorado have managed these requirements.
Interviews for Suspected Child Maltreatment: Tips for Foreign Language Interpreters
This Webinar is for people who interpret interviews related to child maltreatment, as well for those who use foreign language interpreters in conversations related to child abuse. The presentation outlines best practices for interviewing in these sensitive circumstances, lets interpreters know what they should expect in the content and process of an interview regarding child abuse, and will help interpreters avoid common errors that might invalidate an interview regarding child abuse.
*This presentation is meant to provide advice and orientation for those who interpret child abuse interviews and for those who use interpreter services in child abuse interviews. It is not meant to and should not be used in court to evaluate the quality of the interpretation of a child abuse interview.
Child Abuse Issues with Refugee Populations (PART II)- Refugee Resettlement and Child Welfare: Working Together for Child Protection
This is a follow-up to the first Webinar on recognizing child maltreatment, and is also for refugee resettlement and other refugee professionals who do not have a background in child welfare. Refugee resettlement participants will gain information on mandated reporting as well as learn how to work with their local child welfare agency to help strengthen refugee families.
Child Abuse Issues with Refugee Populations (PART I)- Recognizing Suspected Child Maltreatment in Culturally Diverse Refugee Families
This Webinar is for refugee resettlement and other refugee professionals who do not have a background in child welfare. Participants will learn about the types of child maltreatment and how to recognize child maltreatment in refugee families, considering cultural factors.