Clearinghouse Resource


Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family


Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)


Washington, District of Columbia: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2018, 68 pages

Description of Resource

This resource was created for parents and teens who are new to the United States, and for the service providers working with them. 

The teen years can be exciting and scary for both parents and teens. It can be especially challenging for families who are also adjusting to being in a new country. This guide covers topics that often come up in families raising teenagers in the United States (such as cultural identity, dating & discipline) and reminds newcomers that every parent worries for their children and most teens face these challenges. 

We hope parents and their teens will read the book together and then talk about the topics and issues-sharing their opinions and asking each other questions. Additionally, the BRYCS free interactive online training module is a convenient way for parents and teens to start conversations and learn more about each other.


Arabic, English, Spanish