February 2, 2017

Supporting Children with Disabilities in Mexico

Baltimore, MD, (February 2, 2017) – Led by International Social Service General Secretariat, International Social Service-USA will be helping to organize and carry out a training in Monterrey, Mexico from February 2nd – February 10th to support family strengthening strategies for children with disabilities and their families.

The project, which has been implemented by the International Social Service General Secretariat in Vietnam, Burkina Faso and Mauritius, aims to prevent family separation and promote family reintegration by providing targeted training to child welfare workers and families. The training is taking place at the invitation of Mexico's national child welfare agency, DIF, and will feature presentations by UNICEF, Mobility International USA, and other international experts.

Together with its partners, International Social Service seeks to promote strategies to help children with disabilities grow up in a family setting and have access to professional services that meet their needs.

Learn more about International Social Service General Secretariat’s initiatives to support children with disabilities by visiting their website and viewing their Manual for Professionals Caring for Children with Disabilities in Residential Care.

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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