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Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) is a project of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS).  BRYCS maintains the nation's largest online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families.  The BRYCS Web site and Clearinghouse 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. 

Are you with a…  

  • Refugee resettlement agency?
  • Ethnic-based community organization?
  • Mainstream-service organization, such as public child welfare, juvenile justice, child care, or a school system? 

Are you looking for…

  • Information on refugee backgrounds, parenting practices, child welfare issues, youth crime prevention, or helping refugee children in the schools?
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate materials?
  • Multilingual resources to share with your newcomer families?
  • Promising Practices or program descriptions to help develop your own program?
  • Ideas on how to increase collaboration between your local child welfare system, refugee-serving agencies, and other community services?
  • Research and statistics on resettled refugee and asylee children, unaccompanied refugee minors, and other immigrant children? 

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