The Early Childhood Funders became interested
in the impact of real and potential immigration reform
efforts on children and their families specifically
how to address legal issues and the impact of trauma on
children. Following two presentations on these issues,
ECF has compiled a list of resources that we hope will
be helpful to providers and parents. The resources are
mostly available in English and Spanish (and some include
other languages as well) and contain information on how
to deal with ICE, sample family preparedness plans, resource
guides, videos, and other helpful information.
RESOURCE AGENCIES TO HELP ADDRESS IMMIGRATION CONCERNS
- Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5. Abriendo Puertas has many resources and has created a Spanish-language video to support immigrant parents.
- The Care, Cope, Connect resource, created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of California, is a new resource now available to help the growing number of families in California tackling heightened community stress. http://first5association.org/care-cope-connect (in English and Spanish)
- Immigration Legal Resource Center (ILRC) works with and educates immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector in order to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
- National Immigration Law Center is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
- Immigrant Rights Organizations in the Bay Area
- East Bay Agency for Children works every day so children impacted by trauma can ultimately reach their full potential.
- Legal Services for Children provides free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance to stabilize their lives and realize their full potential.
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