June 20, 2018

Join ISS-USA for a Live Chat on Child Welfare and Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement


Wondering how you can support children who have been impacted by immigration enforcement and help them stay connected to family in another country?

Join our staff for a FREE Facebook Live Chat on Child Welfare and Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement on Wed, June 27th from 1-2pm EST. We will answer questions about how our work providing cross border services in support of permanency planning relates to issues of immigration policy and enforcement.

International Social Service-USA (ISS-USA) provides social work services needed to make permanency decisions in the best interest of the child when a state or national border separates the child from his or her family. We can:

- provide home studies on parents or extended family to assess the suitability and sustainability of placing the child in that home;
- conduct relative and document tracings to support immigration relief or ensure that a child can enroll in school and access benefits in the U.S. or abroad;
- facilitate virtual family engagement activities including attending family team meetings, legal and judicial proceedings, and communicating with the child;
- conduct child resource surveys in the community where the child is moving or returning to ensure the child will have the necessary supports when they arrive.
- provide reintegration planning for a child’s return or relocation to a foreign country.

Anyone is welcome to join our chat, though the following groups may find it most beneficial:

- social workers or other social service professionals working for public child welfare entities; 
- social service professionals or agencies working with unaccompanied minors, undocumented children, or other children with irregular status in the U.S.;
- social service professionals or agencies working with children with deported parents;
- social work professionals or agency partners interested in learning about services for children with international aspects to their cases;
agency attorneys;
- immigration attorneys seeking in-country resources for their US-based clients; 
- court appointed special advocates (CASAs); 
parent representatives;
- guardians ad litem (GALS); 
- individuals or agencies interested in how ISS-USA works on issues related to the intersection of child welfare and immigration. 

Questions? Please email us at question@iss-usa.org or call 443-451-1219. For more information about ISS-USA, visit our website at www.iss-usa.org.

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