Social Services News & Updates

CILA is hiring a Houston-area Social Worker!

May 22, 2024

CILA is excited to announce that we have an open Social Worker position. Come join our Social Work team and help us serve advocates nationwide who work to support the […]

Emotional Wellness Workbook for Youth 

March 20, 2024

CILA’s social work program is excited to announce the release of a new resource, Emotional Wellness Workbook for Youth. This workbook is intended for unaccompanied youth and is available in […]

CILA & COI Issue Survey Results on Adherence to ABA Standards for Unaccompanied Children

January 23, 2024

CILA is a project of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Immigration (COI). The COI wrote coordinated the drafting of the Standards for the Custody, Placement and Care; Legal […]

Happy New Year: CILA Resources Feature

January 11, 2024

To celebrate the new year, the ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) created this blog post to summarize key resources that CILA updated and developed in 2023. As a reminder, […]

New CILA Resource for Legal + Social Services Advocates – A Toolkit for Navigating Difficult Conversations

August 4, 2023

CILA’s legal and social work teams are excited to share a new resource now available on the CILA Additional Resources webpage, A Toolkit for Navigating Difficult Conversations – Guidance and […]

Now Available—A New Path: My Toolkit for Navigating Life in the United States

June 15, 2023

CILA’s social work program has developed a new resource, A New Path: My Toolkit for Navigating Life in the United States. This toolkit is intended for unaccompanied youth and is […]

CILA Expands Social Work Program Nationally

May 18, 2023

CILA is an expert legal resource center created by the American Bar Association. CILA builds capacity for those working to advance the rights of children seeking protection by hosting trainings, […]

Resources to Help Advocates Working with Immigrant Youth Navigate Medical Care

January 30, 2023

As if the immigration process was not difficult enough, imagine going through it while you are not feeling well physically or mentally. Unfortunately, that is the reality for some immigrant […]

To Avoid Reunification Breakdowns, Unaccompanied Children Benefit from Social Services and Legal Support

September 14, 2022

News outlets recently covered a story on dozens of unaccompanied children reported as missing in the Houston area after release to sponsors. Fortunately, according to the news, most of the […]

Now Available – Navigating Reunification Challenges: A Toolkit for Sponsors of Unaccompanied Minors

August 5, 2022

CILA is excited to announce that our social work program has completed a new resource and it was recently added to our website. Navigating Reunification Challenges: A Toolkit for Sponsors […]

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