BCs Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies (AMSSA) have released a report post their provincial learning exchange on the topic of Building capacity to support transitions of immigrant and refugee children and youth held this summer.
There were several goals for the event:
– to create opportunities for learning about current and emerging research and best practices
– to increase the skills, knowledge and practice of service providers who work with immigrant and refugee children and youth
– for networking, learning from each other and meeting new colleagues
– to re-energize and develop synergy amongst the different sub-sectors
– to identify emerging issues and priorities for future work and development.
The report includes background, goals and overviews and discusses what is called three big ideas for serving newcomer children and youth: Settlement, culture, and readiness.