CILA's legal and social work teams worked together to create A Toolkit for Navigating Difficult Conversations with Child Clients: Guidance & Examples. This interdisciplinary resource includes ethical considerations, helpful context for conversations, practical tips for supporting clients, and self-care strategies. The resource also includes example scripts in English and Spanish, covering topics advocates and/or clients may struggle discussing openly.
CILA is excited to announce that our social worker, Marissa Barrera, has prepared a toolkit for social workers, social services providers, legal service providers or anyone else new to working with unaccompanied children, or those that need a refresher – Working with Unaccompanied Children: Mental and Behavioral Health Toolkit that is now available. You can also read Marissa's introductory blog post here.
The toolkit was prepared to support sponsors (parents and non-parents alike), both before reunification takes place and once they are living with the child. Read more in our introductory blog post here.
As part of CILA's social work initiative, CILA creates training webinars focused on supporting social service providers and the populations they work with within a culturally responsive framework. For social services specific trainings, please click here. For other trainings on working with children, please click here. You can also find some of our recorded webinars below.