Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook

This booklet can help refugee service providers ensure that newcomer parents have the basic information they need about U.S. laws and parenting practices. Although newcomers may find the booklet useful by itself, it is primarily intended for case managers and other service providers to use together with their refugee and immigrant clients. The booklet is targeted to newcomer parents with low levels of English proficiency and/or low literacy levels. BRYCS recommends using this booklet in culturally appropriate parent support groups, preferably run by at least one experienced newcomer parent of the same ethnicity and one U.S.-born parent, where refugee and immigrant parents can ask questions, try out new behaviors, and find positive support to help ease their transition. This booklet is available in English, Arabic, French, Somali, Spanish, and Swahili. Audio versions are available in English and Somali. Pre- and post-tests are available in English, Somali, and Spanish.