Resources targeted towards helping newcomer students adjust to their U.S. school environment.
A research report from Brown University addressing concerns about SIFE education. The report documents a successful literacy program in a Boston public school: the Haitian Literacy Program at Hyde Park High School.
Information, articles, and reports on refugee, displaced, and migrant children.
A PowerPoint presentation from Margarita Calderón that describes characteristics of SIFEs, their academic needs, and a professional development model designed to meet their unique educational requirements.
This article describes how one teacher successfully worked with elementary-level SIFE bilingual students. Freeman, Yvonne. Bilingual Research Journal. National Association for Bilingual Education, 2001.
This article from KidsHealth provides an overview of causes, signs, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how children can be affected and treated by PTSD.
Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including definitions of key terms, and information on helping children and adolescents cope with PTSD. Information is also available in Spanish.
This article by researcher Dr. Deborah Short provides an overview of newcomer programs and how they address students linguistic, academic, and acculturation needs.
This article from The Vancouver Sun tells the story of student Johnny Romah, and discusses efforts in Canada to educate SIFE students.
Links to a booklet, "Welcome to the United States." The booklet covers basic information about housing, jobs, education and healthcare in the U.S. Downloadable in multiple languages.