Recruiting Staff and TFC Families to Serve Unaccompanied Children

  • 1 Jul 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Webinar


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Recruiting Staff and TFC Families to Serve Unaccompanied Children

Thursday, July 1st - 2:00-3:30pm CST

Providers across the country have expressed interest in serving unaccompanied children, but it’s important to understand the ways in which service delivery differs from domestic foster and shelter care. Staff and Transitional Foster Care (TFC) families require specialized training and bilingual language capacity to effectively serve unaccompanied children (UC). How might your recruitment and training strategies differ in a UC program? What steps do licensed providers in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) network take to ensure their staff and foster parents are prepared to provide high quality care?

If you are a provider who would like to join in this work as aligned with your capacity and expertise, but you have questions and need to learn more about what it means to contract directly with ORR and serve unaccompanied children, this webinar is for you. Participants considering providing UC care through ORR will learn strategies for recruitment and retention of staff and foster parents and have an opportunity to ask clarifying questions of current ORR-contracted UC providers. There will be ongoing opportunities to access technical assistance after this webinar.


-Geraldine Gomez, Licensing Supervisor, Bethany Christian Services

-J. Alesia Brand, Program Director, Caminos West, Board of Child Care

-Lorie Davidson, Director for Children and Family Services, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)