Growing Up in a New Country: A Positive Youth Development Toolkit for Working with Refugees and Immigrants

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This toolkit compiles a directory of articles, resources, and program materials to assist service providers in developing quality programming for the newcomer youth in their communities. It is based on the “Positive Youth Development” approach, which emphasizes helping kids grow into successful and mature adults rather than just preventing problem behaviors.

    Goals:

    To equip service providers with resources to develop Positive Youth Development-based programming for immigrant and refugee youth.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Programs serving immigrant and refugee youth.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    All

    Key Personnel:

    N/A

    Additional Information:

    Additional research on mentoring for immigrant and refugee youth has been published since the development of this resource. A summary of this research can be found here.

    It also should be noted that several of the web links included in this resource are no longer active.

  • Resource Name:

    Growing Up in a New Country: A Positive Youth Development Toolkit for Working with Refugees and Immigrants

    Publisher/Source:

    Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS). BRYCS is a joint project of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)

    Author:

    Susan Schmidt, Lyn Morland, and Jennifer Rose

    Date of Publication:

    June 2006 (Revised March 2009)

    Resource Type:

    Program Management Resources








  • Evaluation Methodology:

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    Evaluation Outcomes:

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  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource can be accessed freely online in PDF form, on the BRYCS website: http://bit.ly/10uQDfG

















  • References:

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