Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Students
Join English Learner Portal's colleague, Laura Gardner (Founder, Immigrant Connections), for a conversation about how to best welcome and support new unaccompanied youth in our schools.
In this webinar, Laura will:
- discuss who unaccompanied immigrant youth are; and
- share a few strategies to get you started in planning for their arrival.
This webinar is appropriate for teachers, school counselors, school social workers, psychologists, parent liaisons, school/district administrators...anyone who is invested in the success of our students!
Recorded May 26, 2021
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Meet the Presenter
Laura has 20 years of experience working in education, refugee resettlement, and social work. While in education, she worked as a district level manager for immigrant family and community engagement as well as a school social worker. Laura also worked for Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) managing their national technical assistance initiative to federal Refugee School Impact Grantees. Laura has facilitated professional development on building the capacity of teachers and school systems to engage immigrant families in their children’s education, language access, cultural competency, equity, unaccompanied immigrant children, immigrant family reunification, and refugee resettlement. Laura holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. In 2017, she founded her own company, Immigrant Connections (www.immigrantsrefugeesandschools.org).