Unaccompanied Children & Youth
As a record-breaking number of children have crossed the border alone into the U.S. from Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, U.S. officials, detention center staff, attorneys, case workers, children's advocates, and school personnel continue to work to meet these children's unique needs.
Take a look at our recommended resources below, including tip sheets, news stories, reports, films, and books.
- Addressing Student Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression
- How Immigration Issues Can Impact Students
- Unaccompanied Children in Schools: What You Need to Know
- How to Support ELL Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFEs)
- Building Bridges Through Storytelling: What Are Your Students' Stories?
Roger Rosenthal: FAQ on Enrolling Immigrant Students
Family Engagement with Indigenous Families from Guatemala
The kinds of trauma immigrant students are experiencing
Supporting immigrant students’ social emotional health
Why not all changes in behavior require a special education referral
The unique needs of unaccompanied minors
Enrolling unaccompanied minors in schools
Students with limited native language literacy
Part III: Enrique's Journey: The story behind the story
Part II: Unaccompanied children and youth
Vignette: One principal's journey
Books and Booklists
Guides and Toolkits
Research and Reports
- The Flow of Unaccompanied Children Through the Immigration System: A Resource for Practitioners, Policy Makers, and Researchers
- Unaccompanied Child Migrants in U.S. Communities, Immigration Court, and Schools
- In the Child's Best Interest? The Consequences of Losing a Lawful Immigrant Parent to Deportation
Upcoming webinar: Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Students
Date: May 26 at 7pm ET
Join Laura Gardner, Founder of Immigrant Connections, for a webinar about how to best welcome and support new unaccompanied youth in our schools.
In this webinar, Laura will:
- discuss who unaccompanied immigrant youth are
- share a few strategies to get you started in planning for their arrival.
This webinar is appropriate for teachers, school counselors, school social workers, psychologists, parent liaisons, school/district administrators...anyone who is invested in the success of our students!