Protecting Cross Border Families at our “Beyond Separation” Conference and Training Day

Protecting Cross Border Families at our “Beyond Separation” Conference and Training Day International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) hosted their 7thAnnual Conference, Beyond Separation: Protecting Cross Border Families, on October 17 th and 18 th , 2019 at the University of Maryland Baltimore. The conference drew participants and speakers from the fields of social work, international child protection, family and immigration law, human rights…

ISS-USA Welcomes Two New Interns

ISS-USA Welcomes Two New Interns Ema Makas is ISS-USA’s new Fund Development and Communications Intern. Ema comes to us from the University of Baltimore where she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Human Security. Previously, Ema earned her BA in Political Science and Journalism CERT from the University of Buffalo. Her past…

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…

ISS-USA Welcomes Summer 2019 Intern

ISS-USA Welcomes Summer 2019 Intern Cameron Stiles is ISS-USA’s new Fund Development and Communications Intern. Cameron comes to us from Mount St. Mary’s University where he is a rising senior working towards a degree in International Studies and German. He is participating as a Sondheim Fellow from UMBC’s Shriver Center where he’ll be participating in…

Reintegration Planning Services in Guatemala

ISS-USA Offers Reintegration Planning Services in Guatemala 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 in Guatemala…

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,…

ISS-USA Staff Volunteers On Giving Tuesday

ISS-USA Staff Volunteers on Giving Tuesday                 On Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018, teams of staff members from ISS-USA volunteered at two different nonprofit organizations in their hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. The first team volunteered at PACT – Kennedy Krieger Institute and the second at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School.

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.