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LACOE's Immigrant Relations program supports school districts, parents and students with timely information and responds to school needs around immigration policies.


We facilitate the navigation of services for immigrant communities in the Los Angeles County by creating meaningful connections between nonprofit agencies and schools.

LACOE's Immigrant Relations program promotes compliance of policies that protect students and their families (AB 699, FERPA, AB 2121, and others) and can provide technical assistance to schools that need help in the implementation of those policies.

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Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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This resource page accompanies modules designed around systems, practices, and data-based decision-making in support of establishing family partnerships with caregivers of unaccompanied children and newly arrived families.

Unaccompanied Minors Frequently Asked Questions (added 03-Aug-2021).
Information and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about unaccompanied minors.

Newcomer Students (added 03-Aug-2021)
Provides information and resources to support local educational agencies serving newcomer students and their families.

Psychological First Aid for Displaced Children and Families
This is a flexible intervention; evidence-informed modular approach to assist newly arrived children and families to the US. Includes a set of tools to assist staff/volunteers in supporting displaced children and families through early transitions. (Brymer, M., Elmore Borbon, D., Frymier, S., Ramirez, V., Flores, L., Mulder, L., Ghosh-Ippen, C., & Gurwitch, R.. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2021)

10 Steps to Provide Trauma Informed Care for Afghan Refugees
Lessons learned from Lois Wessel, FNP, DNP, FNP, family nurse practitioner and a faculty member at the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University, outlines tips for community preparedness. 

Serving Children who are Torture Survivors
Webinar presented as a part of the National Capacity Building (NCB)project of the Center for victims of Torture (2008). Amber Gray (TASSC International) and Kate Porterfield (Bellevue/NYU). 

Effects of torture, war and violence on children and youth
Resources for providers include: articles, webinar

Children, Torture and Psychological Consequences
Review of article by Alayarian, A. (2009). Torture: Journal of Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, 19(2), 145-156.

Assessment Measures
This National Capacity Building Project module on Child/Youth Resources includes various evaluation tools.

Trauma Symptom Checklist
Developed by John Briere, PhD in 1996, this measure assesses the effects of childhood trauma through the child’s self-report of trauma symptoms. Designed for use with children ages 8-16, but possibly applicable with 17-year-olds as well.


Fredy Ruiz
Immigrant Relations Coordinator
(562) 419-5275