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 Switchboard is committed to sharing stories of lived experiences with service providers across the U.S. Today, Switchboard is sharing the anonymous story of an Afghan American Social Worker who arrived in the United States as an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor.  Experiences in the U.S. Foster Care System At the early age of 14, I was forced […]

This resource, created by CARRE, is designed to help clients support their children after coming to a new country.

These infographics were designed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for the public. They are related to helping Unaccompanied Afghan Minors (UAMs) and will be useful for both Unaccompanied Children (UC) and Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) programs. Infographics include: State Help for Afghan Children Interested in Fostering? How UC Qualify for URM UC and […]

This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Qahtan and Leen are Iraqis who have successfully created a new life for themselves and their two sons after five years in Austin, Texas. They discuss the importance of employment for […]

This resource explains the process of becoming a legal guardian, and the responsibilities and benefits of being a guardian of refugee children.

This fact sheet provides basic information for helping refugee families to understand and establish legal guardianship when caring for the children of relatives (such as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, siblings) or friends.

This toolkit serves to: Be a training guide for refugee resettlement staff to improve their understanding of how the child welfare system works, and how to access and assist clients in obtaining services. Provide a common vocabulary of child welfare terms, enabling refugee resettlement staff to make appropriate referrals for child welfare services. Dispel misconceptions […]