Supporting Immigrant/Refugee Children: A Guide for Parents & Caregivers

We are excited to share a new resource guide created in solidarity with the refugee/immigrant community by the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition’s Refugee and Immigrant Children (RIC) Committee.

Why? We know that messages in the media and recent policy changes have created a culture of fear and uncertainty for refugees and immigrants in the United States. This has exacerbated the experiences of trauma and emotional distress faced by our children and families.

What is it? This resource was designed to help inform parents and caregivers about signs of stress in children, how to promote adaptive coping for their family, the importance of self-care, as well as where to get additional resources and support.

Intended Use: We intended this brochure to be used in a collaborative way where community providers and families can review this information together and reflect on how these coping skills can be utilized.

Next Steps: Please share widely. Translations are underway and will be available shortly.

CLICK HERE to view and download the resource guide in ENGLISH

CLICK HERE to view and download the resource guide in SPANISH.