BRYCS What’s New Updates for May 2019





  • OJJDP FY 2019 Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program webinar takes place May 2, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide an overview of the Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program solicitation, the application process, and the eligibility and solicitation requirements. Applicants will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • KIND’s two-part informational webinar series on its Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Project (CMRRP) and the Central American Family Reunification and Reintegration Project in Guatemala and Honduras will provide an overview of the program and population served, eligibility requirements, the process for referring cases, and information on repatriation and reception in the US, Guatemala, and Honduras.
  • Summer school: The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) will take place May 6-10, 2019, at York University in Toronto, Canada. These annual non-credit summer courses on refugees and forced migration will benefit academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration.
  • Therapy for Refugees and Torture Survivors: New H.E.A.R.T. (Healing Environment and Restorative Therapy) two-part webinar series will introduce the H.E.A.R.T. model of care in working with survivors of torture. Attendees will be given the tools they need for hearing the survivor’s story and understand its importance as an element of healing. Applicants must register separately for each session of the 2-part course.
  • The 2019 Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Convening takes place May 15-17, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The convening will explore how to start or strengthen local welcoming efforts and merge cutting edge policies and innovative ideas from the field of immigrant economic development with successful practices of welcoming communities.
  • Collaborating for Success: Refugee Training Programs Built with Industry Insights will take place May 23, 2019 at 10AM EDT. This webinar will present practical insights on how to build more collaborative approaches to workforce integration that leverage the insights and experiences of multiple stakeholders to achieve positive results.
  • Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children begins on Monday May 27, 2019. The free, six-week online course is available to anyone, wherever they are in the world, and is offered in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic. The course specifically focuses on the importance of considering the needs of unaccompanied and separated children and young people on the move, their circumstances and wishes.
  • The 18th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference takes place June 5 – 7, 2019 in Columbia Missouri. This year’s theme is “Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action.”
  • The International Metropolis Conference takes place June 24 – 28, 2019 in Ottawa. Join delegates from around the world  to exchange research, best practices and forge new partnership on the 2019 theme, “The Promise of Migration: Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation.”
  • The 2019 World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion takes place June 26-28, 2019 at The Hague. The conference aims to explore progress and unpack the diverse challenges that need to be met to realize the right to a nationality for all.
  • International Summer School in Forced Migration takes place July 7-19, 2019 at Oxford. The school offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration and is designed for policymakers and practitioners working on refugee protection and related issues.
  • The 33rd Annual Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) Conference will take place July 28-31, 2019 in Anaheim, CA. This year’s theme is “Fulfilling the promise of permanency” and features over 90 workshops highlighting best practices.


  • Youth Engagement in Sports (YES) Initiative, from the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), aims to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity among racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth including, specifically girls. Applications are due May 31, 2019.
  • Literacy Program Grants, from the Loia Lenski Covey Foundation, encourage literacy programs that engage children in activities that foster a lifelong love of reading. Programs may introduce or assist pre-school children in the enjoyment of books or increase school-age children’s reading skills. Innovative, positive approaches are desired. The deadline is rolling.
  • Culture, Education, Health and Social Service Program Grants, from the Hearst Foundation, supports well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. The deadline is rolling.




General Cultural Competency & Migration & Resettlement Awareness

For Refugee/Immigrant Children & Youth

Cultural Orientation/Integration

  • “Integration of Unaccompanied Migrant Youth in the United States: A Call for Research”,  from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, describes the post-release experiences of unaccompanied youth, focusing on legal, family, health, and educational contexts. The article also identifies methodological and ethical challenges and solutions in conducting research with this population of young people and their families and proposes research to identify structural challenges to the provision of services. (Description from source)
  • Money Management Lesson Plans, from CORE, aims to help refugees better understand the attitudes and skills needed to navigate the United States’ financial system. Resources also include a fact sheet, podcast, and webinar.
  • Building Cohesive Communities in an Era of Migration and Change, from Welcoming America, is the first in a four-part series of articles that explores what Welcoming America and other national- and local-level thought leaders and practitioners have learned about engaging long-term members of receiving communities to advance immigrant inclusion and build stronger, more cohesive communities.
  • Job Counseling for Career Pathways: Asking the Right Questions, from SwitchboardTA, highlights the importance of understanding a client’s motivations for seeking career pathways services in order to identify the right questions to ask when exploring possible career pathways.

Child Welfare/Families

Early Childhood



Health/Mental Health

Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C)


Program Development

  • Formative Evaluation Toolkit, from The Children’s Bureau, is primarily intended for child welfare agencies and professionals to use in partnership with their evaluators, introduces the concept of formative evaluation, a method for evaluating programs during early implementation in order to inform program improvement and assess readiness for rigorous summative evaluation. (Description from source)