The Importance of Permanency Planning for Unaccompanied and Refugee Children in the U.S.

This presentation will focus on efforts at ensuring permanency for unaccompanied and refugee children receiving foster care services across the United States. Continuum of care programming will be highlighted and personal accounts from former immigrant and refugee foster youth will be utilized to emphasize the importance and enduring impact of permanency.

Presenters

Amanda Nosel, LLM

Senior Program Officer for Long-Term Foster Care , Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

Email: ANosel@lirs.org

Hannah Ferguson, MA

Associate Director for Foster Care , Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

Email: HFerguson@lirs.org