Join the Office of Field Education for our Macro Lunchtime Presentation on Monday, October 26th at 12pm.
Participants will hear from Joshua Brusca, Maureen Fern and Rae Beaudry, social work graduates who currently work as program managers at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). Attendees will gain an understanding of services provided to undocumented migrant children who come to the United States seeking asylum or refugee status. Presenters will explain the entirety of the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) welfare system, with a particular emphasis on services provided to families as a part of their efforts to reunify with these youth, as well as foster care services available to youth for whom family reunification is not a goal.
Presenters will elaborate on what a youth might experience as a part of this system from the time of their initial transfer to the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, through to their eventual placement outcome.
Attendees will learn about ways to become involved in advocacy efforts for this population, and the unique role that LIRS fills in the world of migrant and refugee services.