Refugee Resettlement and Child Welfare: Collaboration for Child Protection
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)
2006 Winter, 3 pages
This Spotlight focuses on collaborations between newcomer services groups and child welfare organizations. Increasingly, public child welfare agencies are recognizing their need to collaborate with agencies serving refugees and immigrants so that services to families from diverse backgrounds occur in a language and culture they understand. Similarly, refugee and immigrant service agencies are recognizing their need to better understand child welfare laws and services, and the resources each discipline can offer the other. For more information, read the interviews with Frances Johnson and Ilze Earner.