Improving Our Foster Care System

Improving Our Foster Care System On Tuesday, July 16, our summer Fund Development and Communications Intern, Cameron Stiles, traveled to Washington, DC to attend a Congressional Briefing on the issues facing the U.S. foster care and child welfare system. The briefing, hosted by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), featured members of the CCAI’s…

Reintegration Planning Services in Guatemala and Honduras

ISS-USA Offers Reintegration Planning Services in Guatemala and Honduras International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) has partnered with Lumos to offer safe repatriation and reintegration planning for children returning to Guatemala after a forced separation at the US-Mexico border. Through the program, ISS-USA and our Guatemalan partner are providing reunification assessment services and intensive case management…

Protecting Children at Risk of Irregular Migration

Protecting Children at Risk of Irregular Migration ISS-USA’s Director of External Partnerships and International Services, Dr. Felicity Sackville Northcott, attended The Protection of Children at Risk of Irregular Migration forum hosted by ChildFund Alliance, in partnership with UNICEF, on December 4th, 2018 in New York City. This forum brought together more than 60 representatives of civil society, UN agencies,…

Responding to the Border Crisis

Responding to the Border Crisis International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) was invited to attend a meeting organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in El Salvador entitled, “Responses throughout the Northern Triangle: Coordination of Legal, Psychosocial and Reintegration Strategies in Response to Zero Tolerance”. The meeting, which took place from November 8-9 in San Salvador, El Salvador, brought together…

International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA)’s New “Guide for Consular and Embassy Staff on Cross Border Child Welfare”

International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA)’s “Guide for Consular and Embassy Staff on Cross Border Child Welfare” outlines the resources available to consular staff to support their citizen children in state or federal protection programs, assist families looking to reunify, and protect vulnerable adults. See the full guide on our publications page here.