Clearinghouse Resource


Guardianship Toolkit


Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)


Washington, DC: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2003, pages

Description of Resource

These resources are for those assisting refugee families who are caring for non-biological children (such as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, siblings, or friends). Overseas, these children are typically referred to as "separated children," while in the U.S. Refugee Program, they are typically referred to as "attached refugee minors." In the U.S. legal and child welfare fields, these caregivers are often referred to as "relative caregivers" or families with "kinship care" arrangements. The toolkit includes fact sheets for both refugee families and the staff that assist them, a highlighted resource list, as well as a searchable directory that provides basic information about the guardianship procedures in each state.