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Bridging Refugee Youth and Childrens Services

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees and immigrants so that all newcomer children and youth can reach their potential. BRYCS strengthens the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families by providing technical assistance that is locally-driven, builds long-term capacity, and promotes collaboration at the local, state, regional, and national levels. The organization strives to:

— Increase the technical knowledge of staff in refugee-serving organizations and in mainstream organizations in order to improve the effectiveness of services to refugee children and youth
— Help build capacity for refugee-serving and mainstream agencies to develop and sustain programs targeted to refugee children, youth, and their families in order to increase the availability of appropriate, quality programming
— Increase information-sharing and collaboration among refugee-serving and mainstream agencies at the local, state, regional, and national levels resulting in a more coordinated and effective service system for refugee children and youth
— Facilitate knowledge building and dissemination for the field of refugee child welfare, building an institutionalized memory for years to come.

The organization’s website has a Clearinghouse which is an online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families. It is geared towards front-line workers, program planners, and administrators as well as researchers and policy-makers. The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to facilitate information-sharing and collaboration among service providers, disseminate information on evidence-based practices, and to improve institutional memory on refugee and immigrant family issues. It is designed to meet the information needs of professionals who encounter refugee and immigrant children and families in their work.

Link to Resource: http://www.brycs.org/
Organization: Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services
Date: 2001

Category:Sector -> Childcare
Category:Topic Area -> Social determinants of health
Category:Population -> Adolescents
Category:Population -> Children
Category:Population -> Immigrants
Category:Intervention -> Organizational development
Category:Type of Resource -> Website


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