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Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #6: Improving Foster Care for Refugee Minors [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

 

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

The program is overseen each summer by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Each of the FYI participants crafted a policy recommendation during their time in Washington, D.C. Today we highlight the recommendation of Noor Kathem, 23, an undergraduate student at Arizona State University.

The Proposal

Kathem, who came to America as an Iraqi refugee and was resettled in California, proposes two federal grant programs aimed at improving the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) program, which is overseen by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services.

[For more on this story by John Kelly, go to https://chronicleofsocialchang...refugee-minors/31571]

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