Immigration and Refugees

The Immigrant Learning Center in Boston has a huge amount of resources available to help us mitigate the trauma of immigration, and in some cases, deportation. Working-age males are the most deported demographic, often leaving their female partners to support children, our students, on their own. The ILC webinars are very informative, helpful, and easy to access. If you have immigrants in your school, they are well worth the time.

General

Immigrant Learning Center – a wealth of resources, for education, legal issues, mental health. Great webinars

Washington Schools Safe for Students Who are Undocumented – press release 5/24/18 Supt. Reykdal

Refugees and Immigrants in Schools

Building Welcoming Schools: A Guide for K-12 Educators and After-School Providers – LMNO Education – practical ideas for the classroom, all grades

Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee

Children’s Books Exploring the Refugee Crisis

16 Children’s Picture Books About Refugees

Vivir en los Estados Unidos: Una Guía para los Jóvenes Inmigrantes – para jóvenes y sus padres sobre opciones para el future

Mental Health

Trauma and the Adult English Language Learner – information on adult issues (parents) on trauma, abuse and implications on practice

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services – information hub for empowering immigrant children and their families

Legal

Immi – easy to use legal information, flow charts, know-your-rights cards

ACLU – Know Your Rights page – many tools & resources

Immigration Law Help.org – helping low-income immigrants find legal help