April 18, 2016
ISS-USA to Launch Regional Training in Central America
Coordinated Cross-Border Social Services for Children and Families Migrating in the Northern Triangle, Mexico, and the U.S.
Baltimore, MD, (April 1, 2016) - As part of ISS-USA's mission to protect and defend vulnerable children across borders, ISS-USA is implementing a regional training in Guatemala on April 28-29th. This training is part of a project to provide coordinated cross border social services for children and families migrating in the Northern Triangle, Mexico, and the U.S. This training aims to develop a regional network of social service agencies committed to cross border support, increase collaboration and communication among these agencies, and ultimately protect the rights of unaccompanied children and their families entering and exiting these regions. For more information, please contact Felicity Northcott, Director of External Partnerships and International Services, or Elaine Weisman, Program Manager.
The objectives of the conference are:
- To create a space for network building and idea sharing, and to facilitate new lines of communication and coordination among stakeholders in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the United States
- To explore areas for cross-border collaboration around the issue of migration and child welfare, and apply best practices to international case management protocols
- To train conference participants in the ISS case practice model, thereby enhancing the capacity of small social service teams to serve greater numbers of children and families separated by international borders.
For more information and a schedule, please view the ISS-USA Cross-Border Training Flyer.
ISS-USA is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network. ISS-USA connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by international borders, to the services and support they need.
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