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|Document Title:||Interpretation: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Children [Webpage].|
|Corporate Author:||Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Migration and Refugee Services.
|Abstract:||This factsheet provides links to 26 resources that address providing services to refugee and immigrant children. The resources discuss strategies for effectively using interpreters in schools for parent-teacher conferences, increasing language access for Asian Pacific Americans in New York City, working with diverse families on child abuse issues, language barriers faced by youth, etiquette when using an interpreter, federal requirements for improving access to services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP), guidelines for providing health care services through an interpreter, immigration and language guidelines for child welfare staff, the interpreter code of ethics, interpreting the juvenile justice system for LEP...more|
|Document Title:||Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters Along the Northern Border: Unwise Policy, Illegal Practice.|
|Personal Author:||Graybill, Lisa.|
|Abstract:||This report lays out the problems with border patrol agents serving as translators and make recommendations intended to promote Title VI compliance, maintain the integrity of the U.S. Border Patrol mission on the Northern Border, and protect the rights of immigrants and their families who call the Northern Border home.|
|Document Title:||New Directions in Refugee Youth Mental Health Services: Overcoming Barriers to Engagement.|
|Personal Author:||Ellis, B. Heidi.,Miller, Alisa B.,Baldwin, Heather.,Abdi, Saida.|
|Abstract:||Mental health outcomes in refugee youth are diverse, ranging from prolonged difficulties to resiliency. Refugee communities rarely access services, even for those youth who are in need. Barriers include (a) distrust of authority and/or systems, (b) stigma of mental health services, (c) linguistic and cultural barriers, and (d) primacy and prioritization of resettlement stressors. Mental health promotion among refugee youth requires an integrated response to these barriers. This article includes a description of how the previously mentioned barriers may prevent refugee youth from receiving mental health services; approaches to addressing them; and a detailed description of Supporting the Health of Immigrant...more|
|Document Title:||Guidelines for Working With Interpreters: For Counselling and Health Care Staff Working With Refugees.|
|Corporate Author:||NSW Health Care Interpreter Services.
NSW Refugee Health Services.
|Abstract:||Intended for counseling and health care practitioners in Australia, this brief explains that practitioners need to be able to work with interpreters to provide newly arrived refugees with services. Information is provided on key considerations for using an interpreter with refugee clients versus using an interpreter with migrants and tips are given for working with interpreters. Recommendations are made for engaging an interpreter, building a working relationship with the interpreter before the interview with the client, asking for the interpreter?s thoughts and opinions after the interview, and supporting interpreters by leaving time at the end to debrief with them. Strategies for...more|
|Document Title:||Asylum-Seeking Minors in Interpreter-Mediated Interviews: What Do They Say and What Happens to Their Responses?|
|Personal Author:||Keselman, Olga.,Cederborg, Ann-Christin.,Lamb, Michael E.,Dahlström, Örjan.|
|Abstract:||This study explored how asylum-seeking minors report information when formally interviewed. Twenty-six Russian-speaking minors (mean = 16.0 years of age) were individually interviewed by officials assisted by one of 18 interpreters. A qualitative analysis of the responses was used to develop categories that were then analysed quantitatively to elucidate characteristics of the questions asked by the officials, the minors' responses to them and the accuracy with which the minors' responses were rendered. The asylum-seeking minors distinguished themselves as active participants. They appeared eager to disclose relevant information despite being asked many potentially contaminating questions. Most of the children's responses were accurately...more|
|Document Title:||Language Access Policy and Implementation Plan.|
|Corporate Author:||New York City Children's Services.|
|Abstract:||This language access policy and implementation plan is intended to ensure that children and families in New York City with limited proficiency in English have meaningful access to all programs and services provided by the Administration for Children's Services. It begins by reviewing the successes Children's Services has had in providing language assistance to children and families with limited English proficiency (LEP), before defining key terms used in the policy. The language access policy is then provided and addresses: the LEP population to be served, providing notice of the availability of free language assistance, provisions of services to LEP applicants and...more|
|Document Title:||Serving Immigrant and Refugee Families in the Child Welfare System.|
|Corporate Author:||Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.
Workgroup on Safety and Well-Being for Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families (Wis.).
|Abstract:||This paper shares recommendations from the Workgroup on Safety and Well-Being for Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families for the development of policy, programs, and educational services needed to serve Wisconsin's immigrant and refugee population. The Workgroup first met in July, 2009 and has held 10 meetings, during which the workgroup heard from experts and discussed policy on topics such as immigration law, access to language interpretation in the civil and criminal justice systems, out-of-home care placement options for immigrant and refugee children, caseworker cultural competencies, and service accessibility. Recommendations are discussed that address: the need for child welfare policy and...more|