Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Welcome to Our Schools Kit

Authors/Editors

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)

Publisher(s)

Albany. NY: New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2013, pages

Description of Resource

The Welcome to Our Schools Kit is designed to ease the transition of refugee children into the elementary and secondary schools of New York State, and to empower their parents to be effective partners in the education of their children. This kit includes: 1) Curriculum for the Refugee Academy, Parent Programs, Professional Development, and Mini-Academies; 2) Welcome to Our Schools posters for posting and distribution to students; 3) USA puzzles for use in Module 4; 4) Beach ball for use in Module 1; 5) Bus Number stickers for use in Module 3; 6) DVDs for use in all Modules; 7) Handouts for use in all Modules; and 8) Pencils, crayons, and colored pencils for use in all Modules. The DVDs include 5 segments: 1) A Day in Elementary School; 2) A Day in Middle School; 3) A Day in High School; 4) Student Interviews; and 5) Parent Interviews.  Contact BRIA to order a copy. 

Updated in 2013, the kit is designed to ease the transition of refugee children into the elementary and secondary schools of New York State, and to empower their parents to be effective partners in the education of their children. New resources include brochures for teachers, nurses, school counselors and parents, resources on domestic abuse, anti-bullying, and peer mentoring, as well as curriculum supplements.

Languages

Arabic, Burmese, English, Karen, Maay Maay, Russian, Swahili, Vietnamese

Availability

http://otda.ny.gov/programs/bria/wtos.asp