Mental health resources for marginalized populations

If you need immediate help, please call your health provider or Lurie Children's at 1 800 543 7362. 
  Image via Dennis Bratland, Wikimedia Commons

Image via Dennis Bratland, Wikimedia Commons

We encourage people to reach out to affected youth and families to let them know they are not alone and that there is still a movement to safeguard their rights. 

For undocumented youth at this time, it is important to validate their concerns, noting that threats made to immigrant rights are serious. However, we want to remind them of the slow speed of political processes, the debate and discourse that are taking place as political and community groups champion immigrant rights, and the uncertainty about how repealing an executive order will translate into actual enforcement of immigration policies. 

DREAM Act/ DACA Update: March 7, 2018

  • Federal court orders issued - one in California in January and one in New York in February- are now allowing DACA recipients to apply for two-year renewals again. 
    • Advance parole to travel abroad is still not available.
    • New applications are still not being accepted.
  • SCOTUS DACA - decision made February 26th ruling that it will not hear the DACA case as requested by the Administration and that instead the case will have to follow the normal appeals process. Learn what the SCOTUS decision means, including guidance for DACA beneficiaries who are eligible for renewal HERE.  
  •  To see if you/ someone qualifies for a DACA renewal, you can visit this FAQs page.
  • DACA renewal works are available at a number of agencies including:
  • ICIRR listing: List of Non-Profit Organizations Authorized to Provide Immigration Services
  • Resources for paying for DACA renewal fees can be found HERE.


QUICK LINKS ON CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND COPING WITH CRISIS SITUATIONS

Resource Sheet for Families, Parents, and Caregivers
Recursos Para Familias, Padres y Cuidadores


Condensed Resource Sheet for Professionals 
Recursos Para Profesionales