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?

You’re in the right place!