ERIC Number: EJ725105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services: A Case Study of Cross-Service Training
Morland, Lyn; Duncan, Julianne; Hoebing, Joyce; Kirschke, Juanita; Schmidt, Laura
Child Welfare, v84 n5 p791 Sep-Oct 2005
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), a public-private partnership between the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, provides national technical assistance to public child welfare. After a series of "community conversations," BRYCS identified a lack of knowledge among child welfare staff about newcomer refugees, negative stereotypes, and a fear of child protective services among refugees. BRYCS initiated a number of technical assistance initiatives, including a pilot cross-service training project in St. Louis to strengthen collaboration between child welfare and refugee-serving agencies. This article details the lessons learned from this training and recommends changes in policy and practice.
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Refugees, Child Welfare, Social Services, Public Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Immigration, Ethnic Stereotypes, Caseworker Approach, Caseworkers, Professional Training
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri; United States