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November 2009Vol. 10, No. 9Preventing Child Maltreatment in ORR/DUCS-Funded Care Provider Programs

The Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) website now offers comprehensive training materials for working with unaccompanied refugee children. The training is a collaboration among the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement's Division of Unaccompanied Children's Services (ORR/DUCS), the Children's Bureau, the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services, and BRYCS.

The curriculum covers professional ethics and boundaries, identifying and responding to incidences of abuse and neglect, reporting maltreatment, and prevention strategies for ORR/DUCS-funded programs. The training materials, offered in English and Spanish, include a trainer's manual, participant's manual, and PowerPoint presentation.

For details, visit the BRYCS website: