Interprofessional Center

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The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Causes and Local Responses, CLE hosted by the IPC on July 23


The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Causes and Local Responses

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:30-2 p.m.

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 334

Susan Schmidt will share insights from the recent Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report "Children on the Run." As senior research consultant for UNHCR, Schmidt was part of a team that interviewed over 400 children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico in Office of Refugee Resettlement and Border Patrol custody. In addition to providing an overview of the research, she also will share tips for interviewing. 

Rebecca Scholtz, staff attorney for the Immigration Law Project of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, will briefly outline common forms of relief, including asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). She will share strategies for screening children for SIJS eligibility.

The program also will include a facilitated discussion of strategies in Unaccompanied Children (UAC) cases, time for Q&A, and an opportunity for participants to share what they are seeing in the community.

Cost is free. Light refreshments will be served. 

This event is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center. 1.5 CLE credit hours have been applied for. Certificates of Attendance for social work CEU credit will be provided. CE sponsorship will not be sought from the Board of Psychology, however, Certificates of Attendance for psychologists will be provided and will contain the required information that the Board of Psychology will need in order to determine whether to approve this program for CE credit. If a psychologist attendee wishes to apply for CE credit for this program, s/he should provide the Board of Psychology with a copy of the Certificate of Attendance so the Board can review it to determine whether the program will qualify.

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