Upcoming Events

Unaccompanied Migrant Children In the U.S. Foster Care System: Trauma, Service Delivery & the Current Political Climate

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

684 Baldy Hall, North Campus


Global Interest Group

Michelle DiRaimo, LMSW Children, Youth & Family Services of Rochester

Shannon Linehan, (607) 752-1694 (sdlineha@buffalo.edu)

The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor and the Unaccompanied Alien Child
Programs at Children, Youth & Family Services in Rochester work with youth arriving in the U.S. with no identified family. The youth served in these programs receive services that target the impacts of the chronic trauma and stress that are prevalent in the lives of those facing fear of persecution, violence, and abuse. These programs develop Independent Living and academic skills and provide ongoing support to foster families.

Michelle DiRaimo, UBSSW Alum and Placement Services Supervisor, will discuss this important program and the services offered which range from medical, legal, mental health, and educational resource navigation. She will also speak on the current political climate and how that has an impact on the service delivery and the families involved in this program

Global to Local Luncheons are a 1-hour presentation on an international issue through the Social Work lens. Luncheons are presented by an expert in the topic area and food is catered by a local restaurant which is typically immigrant-owned. Free and open to public.

Luncheons are also streamed live via gotomeeting:

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