BRYCS December Bulletin Alert
ISS-USA was spotlighted by BRYCS to a mailing list of over 4000 people via their e-mail alert.
- The Best Interests of the Child in a Global Perspective (2008 Winter Spotlight)
- Featured: “Promising Practice” For Winter 2008
ISS Monthly Review Number 4/2008: April 2008. Special Issue. Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: The Process and the Benefits to the USA. An extract of a presentation prepared for the ISS Japan Intercountry Adoption Conference, Tokyo, Japan. Julie Gilbert Rosicky, Executive Director, ISS-USA.
Overcoming Governments’ Obstacles to the Proper Care and Custody of Unaccompanied and Separated Alien Minors. (2007) Howard Davidson and Julie Gilbert Rosicky. In Protecting Children: A Professional Publication of American Humane. The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare: Emerging Issues and Implications. Vol. 22, 2, pgs. 83-98. To purchase a copy of the article go to http://www.americanhumane.org.
NATIONAL CASA's JUDGES' PAGE NEWSLETTER
"International Issues in Dependency Courts" contains 9 articles devoted to highlighting issues and providing resources to Judges and other child welfare actors so that they can make sound decisions regarding the placement of children with transnational child welfare issues.
October 2007 “International Permanency Determinations: The Role of the Home Study in the Placement of Children outside the US,” an ISS-USA article is featured on The Judges’ Page, October 2007, the monthly online newsletter for judges, program staff, volunteers, attorneys and child advocates. ISS-USA co-authors Julie Gilbert Rosicky, Executive Director, and Felicity Sackville Northcott, Director, the Arthur C. Helton Institute for the Study of International Social Service, were invited by the publication to address international placements as a permanency option. The entire article may be read at: http://www.nationalcasa.org/judgespage. The Judges’ Page is free publication sponsored jointly by National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Children Abandoned: Guatemala's Young People and Their Search for a Future.
The reality of Guatemala lags far behind the promise emboided in the 1996 Peace Accords that ended decades of armed conflict. Guatemala's young people are bearing the brunt of a failure to lay the foundation for a just society.
An ISS-USA examination of the conditions facing Guatemala's newest generation drew on interviews with young people and with ofdficials of government agencies, multilateral development agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations to conclude that thousands of children and teenagers are left to build their own lives largely on their own. Some are trying to migrate, some are living on the street. Those who haven't lost their families find themselves abandoned by the government's social services system.
Leaving Homelands for New Homes: Insuring the Best Interest of the Child in Intercountry Adoption Practice: A Case Study, Joanne Selinske, Dana Naughton, Kathleen Flanagan, Peter Fry and Alison Pickles, International Social Service—United States of America Branch and International Social Service—United Kingdom Branch, Child Welfare League of America Journal, September/October 2001.
Fact Sheet: the Vienna Convention, International Social Service—United States of America Branch, 2001.
Adoption By Two People of the Same Gender, International Social Service, International Resource Center for the Protection of Children in Adoption, First Printing December 1998, updated December 2000.
Report on Evaluation/Implementation of the Hague Convention of the 29th of May 1993, International Social Service, October 2000.
Young People in Migration: A Challenge for Social Services, Proceedings of the Open Day, May 25, 2000 Meeting of the ISS International Council.
The Rights of the Child and Domestic and Intercountry Adoption: Ethical Principles, Guidelines for Practice, International Social Service, 1999.
The Child’s Right to Grow Up In A Family: Guidelines for Practice on National and Intercountry Adoption and Foster Family Care, Adoption Centre Sweden, Swedish National Committee of the International Council on Social Welfare and the International Social Service, 1997.