March 20, 2017

International Social Service to Present at CWLA’s National Conference

Baltimore, MD, (March 20, 2017) – Felicity Sackville Northcott - Director of External Partnerships & International Services, Elaine Weisman - Program Manager, and Ausias Orti Moreno - Research Fellow, will be speaking at Child Welfare League of America’s (CWLA) National Conference: Advancing Excellence in Practice and Policy: Highlighting Successful Strategies to Address the Needs of Children, Youth, and Families.

This presentation, which takes place on March 29th, will be included within the Conference’s Immigration Super Session. This session will address challenges, effective strategies, and best practices for culturally responsive services for unaccompanied children and refugee minors in three key areas: (1) outreach to and preparation of the sponsors to ensure effective care for and integration of the children; (2) working with those who enter child welfare; and (3) best practices and resources to ensure the protection of the children who are ordered or voluntarily decide to return home. This will be an interactive session with case studies and opportunities for participants to brainstorm solutions to challenges. International Social Service, USA will highlight the need for social service systems to assist in safe repatriation and reintegration planning for children being returned across borders.

This exciting opportunity will promote excellence in policy and practice to promote the safety and protection of children and families.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth and families that are vulnerable.

International Social Service, USA Branch is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network. International Social Service connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by international borders, to the services and support they need.

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