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Unaccompanied Minors

Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody

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Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody

Joanne M. Chiedi, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (September 2019)

Facilities struggled to address the mental health needs of children who had experienced intense trauma and had difficulty accessing specialized treatment for children who needed it.

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Custody and Care of Children at the Border: 2019 Congressional Briefing Book

By | Highlighted Resources, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors

Custody and Care of Children at the Border: 2019 Congressional Briefing Book

Multiple Authors (September 2019)

This briefing book contains a white paper that provides background on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border and recommendations to improve care for children as well as experts’ biographies and contact information and additional materials.

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We Must Preserve the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 for Unaccompanied Children

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors

We Must Preserve the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 for Unaccompanied Children

Women’s Refugee Commission (April 3, 2019)

The Trump administration has made calls to roll back or eliminate protections contained within the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“TVPRA”) in a flawed and misguided attempt to deter unaccompanied children from making the journey to the United States to seek protection and to accelerate processing for those children already present in the United States. This backgrounder explains why this would be dangerous, and reduce protections for children seeking safety in the US.

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Children as Bait: Impacts of the ORR-DHS Information-Sharing Agreement

By | Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Research, Research Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Children as Bait: Impacts of the ORR-DHS Information-Sharing Agreement

Women’s Refugee Commission, National Immigrant Justice Center, Washington College of Law (March 26, 2019)

This report reviews the potential impacts of the new Memorandum of Agreement between the HHS and DHS to share information about unaccompanied children in government custody and their prospective sponsors. The report evaluates findings from a survey of individuals involved in the sponsorship application and vetting processes—including attorneys, biometrics technicians and fingerprint specialists, and child advocates—in order to better understand and document the full range of implications of this new MOA.

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Viaje A Tu Seguridad

By | Highlighted Resources, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Topics, Unaccompanied Minors, Youth & Families

Viaje A Tu Seguridad

KIND (February 19, 2019)

This is a publication in comic book form for unaccompanied children to help them understand asylum and the process of seeking asylum in the United States. It is also to be used as a resource for those who work with unaccompanied children.

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Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Project (CMRRP)

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Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Project (CMRRP)

KIND (February 11, 2018)

Learn more about KIND’s Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Project (CMRRP) and how it helps unaccompanied children returning to Guatemala and Honduras from the United States.  KIND and its partners have helped children by ensuring they are returned to their communities safely and receive reintegration support such as family reunification, skills training, counseling, and help with school enrollment and scholarships.

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Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care

By | Family Separation, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (January 2019)

In response to the potential impact of the “zero-tolerance policy” on vulnerable children and ORR operations, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this review to determine the number and status of separated children who have entered ORR care. OIG examines challenges that ORR-funded facilities have faced in reunifying separated children.

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The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children

By | Child Well-Being, Detention, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Topics, Unaccompanied Minors

The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children

Kids in Need of Defense ( September 19, 2018)

The proposed termination of the Flores settlement would expand the government’s ability to detain children for longer periods in family detention facilities and to lessen the standards it is required to meet in detaining unaccompanied children. This fact sheet reviews exactly what these expanded abilities would be.

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Needs and Responses

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Needs and Responses

Thomas M. Crea, Benjamin J. Roth, Jayshree S. Jani, Breanne Grace, Children and Youth Services Review (September, 2018)
A special issue recently released concerning unaccompanied immigrant children and youth. Subscription required for full text.