ERIC Number: ED211611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: Policies and Programs.
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, NY.
This report examines the various policies that affect the rights of unaccompanied refugee children as defined by the Refugee Act of 1980. Included is a discussion of the appropriate interrelationship between the Federal, State and local governments and voluntary agencies in the establishment and funding of refugee programs; and the appropriate response of the Federal government to unaccompanied children. These children are said to have the following rights: (1) preservation of ethnic identity; (2) access to family reunification; and (3) access to programs developed with the participation of the Federal government, voluntary agencies and the State and local governments. Also reported are the responsibilities and guidelines for programs administered by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the adjustment problems of Indochinese and Cuban, and Haitian refugee children, and recommendations for general program guidelines and for foster care programs for unaccompanied minors. (JCD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Children, Cubans, Cultural Traits, Ethnicity, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Haitians, Indochinese, Land Settlement, Legal Responsibility, Program Development, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Refugees
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc., 105 East 22 Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (write for price).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Field Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York; Refugee Act 1980; Unaccompanied Minors