Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) aims to strengthen the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to empower and ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families.
Through its Website and Clearinghouse, BRYCS strives to:
Increase public awareness and encourage community engagement
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
Facilitate knowledge building and dissemination for the field of refugee child welfare, building an institutionalized memory for years to come
Increase the technical knowledge of staff in order to improve the effectiveness of services
Help build capacity for agencies to develop and sustain programs targeted to refugee children, youth, and their families in order to increase the availability of appropriate, quality programming
Support and enhance the self-sufficiency of refugee children, youth and their families by developing and delivering content specifically for refugees and immigrants
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?