Resources for Youth & Families

Resources on this page include tools and other materials that have been developed to assist immigrant youth and families who are new to the United States. These resources may be used with youth and families to facilitate culturally responsive assessment and service planning.

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (2014)

This resource is designed to help both documented and undocumented immigrant youth know their rights. Topics include Do You Know Your Immigration Status, 10 Things Every Undocumented Youth Should Know, 11 Things Every Youth with A Green Card Should Know, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).

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What If I’m Picked Up By I.C.E. In Arizona? Making A Family Plan: Preparing For the Possibility of Being Detained, Deported, and Separated from Your Children

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Resources, State Policies, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

What If I’m Picked Up By I.C.E. In Arizona? Making A Family Plan: Preparing For the Possibility of Being Detained, Deported, and Separated from Your Children

Steptoe & Johnson LLP and The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (2014)

Created by Barbara Kagan, Lindsay Marshall, Lauren Dasse, Laurie Melrood, and Cindy Schlosser, this English language manual provides guidance for immigrant parents in Arizona on developing a plan to protect their parental rights in the event that they are apprehended by ICE.

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Talking About Unaccompanied Refugee Children Fleeing Harm

By | Immigrant Youth, Practice, Resources, Safety, Social Workers, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Youth & Families

Talking About Unaccompanied Refugee Children Fleeing Harm

The Opportunity Agenda (2014)

This website provides guidance for keeping key communications principles in mind when entering into discussions about unaccompanied children who have come to the United States in order to escape violence. This guidance is based on both communications research and experience talking about more general immigration issues.

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¿Y qué si me agarra y me arresta el I.C.E. en Arizona?

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Safety, Spanish Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

¿Y qué si me agarra y me arresta el I.C.E. en Arizona?

Desarollando un Plan de Familia: Una Guia de Preparación de Familia Contra la Posibilidad de Estar Detenido, o Ser Deportado, y Quedar Separado de Sus Hijos/as

Steptoe & Johnson LLP and The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (2014)

Created by Barbara Kagan, Lindsay Marshall, Lauren Dasse, Laurie Melrood, and Cindy Schlosser, this Spanish language manual provides guidance for immigrant parents in Arizona on developing a plan to protect their parental rights in the event that they are apprehended by ICE.

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Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning & Healthy Development

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning & Healthy Development

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (2013)

This illustrated handbook provides immigrant and refugee families with information about topics such as: family well-being, safety and protection, guidance and discipline, healthy brain development, early learning and school readiness, and connecting to early care and education. It is available in multiple languages.

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Keeping Safe! Bilingual Safety Guides for Children and Teens

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors, Youth & Families

Keeping Safe! Bilingual Safety Guides for Children and Teens

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (2013)

These children’s and teenager’s guides to personal safety were created for unaccompanied youth to help them stay safe and know their rights in the U.S.

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Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence – A Guide for Families

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Family Violence, Immigrant Youth, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Trauma, Youth & Families

Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence – A Guide for Families

Safe Start Center (2008)

This publication and companion quick reference card was created for parents and other caregivers to describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to violence, as well as some of the effects of exposure on children at various stages of development. The guide emphasizes the critical importance of the parent’s role in supporting children exposed to violence and provides practical strategies to support healing that parents can incorporate in daily interactions.

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Raising Children in a New Country – An Illustrated Handbook

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Raising Children in a New Country – An Illustrated Handbook

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (2007)

This booklet, available in multiple languages and geared toward parents with low levels of English proficiency and/or low literacy levels, provides immigrant parents with basic information about U.S. laws and parenting practices.

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