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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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 8, 2022

Blog by Hannah Gill, social work intern April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and whether you are a lawyer, legal provider, social service practitioner, or any other professional working with […]

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From CILA’s Social Work Program – Recording of First Webinar Now Available

April 1, 2022

Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-Care It takes compassion and empathy to be a great advocate for children, especially children who have endured trauma. Being highly empathetic is an amazing and […]

An Open Letter to Social Workers during Social Work Month

March 17, 2022

By Hannah Gill, CILA’s Social Work Intern “The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Dear Fellow Social Workers, The National Association of […]

Now Available – New Mental Health and Behavioral Toolkit by Marissa Barrera, CILA Social Worker

March 7, 2022

CILA is excited to announce that our social worker, Marissa Barrera, has prepared a toolkit – Working with Unaccompanied Children: Mental and Behavioral Health Toolkit that is now available. The […]

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Self-Care: Put It on Your To-Do List Today

October 5, 2021

By Social Work Intern, Hannah Gill Spoiler Alert: face masks are skincare, not self-care. Until recently, (thank you, COVID-19) the word self-care was taboo in most professional settings. The real […]

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CILA’s Capacity Building Efforts Expand – CILA Hires Social Worker and Launches New Youth Page

July 23, 2021

Greetings y’all!  We hope your summer is a little less wet than our Houston summer has been, and with fewer mosquitoes.  Beyond the weather, we have exciting news to share, […]

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