ISS-USA Announces Date for 2019 Conference

ISS-USA Announces Date for 2019 Conference ISS-USA announced their 7th Annual Conference, Beyond Separation: Protecting Cross Border Families, co-hosted by the University of Maryland School of Social Work from Thursday, October 17th through Friday, October 18th. Day One of the conference features a half-day training institute followed by a full day conference featuring four expert panels on Friday. The…

Strengthening Families With A Global Perspective with CWLA

On April 12, 2019, ISS-USA’s Program and Training Manager, Elaine Weisman, participated in the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)’s special global session, Strengthening Families: Moving to a Global Perspective. The roundtable session highlighted promising practices in child welfare from around the world. ISS-USA’s presentation, Developing a Globally Relevant Case Practice Model: International Family Finding and Engagement, emphasized the need…

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…

Training in Connecticut

Training in Connecticut Elaine Weisman (top left), International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) ‘s Program and Training Manager, traveled to Hartford, Connecticut in early January to train staff and supervisors from Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) . Connecticut DCF began contracting with ISS-USA in 2018 to provide services for children in their care when they have family in…

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.

Calling All Social Workers!

International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) is seeking licensed social workers in each of the 50 states to work on a contractual, fee-for-service basis, providing home studies for international kinship and adoption placements not involving the Hague Convention on International Adoption.