International Social Service, USA Kicks Off “Connecting Twogether” Campaign to Connect More Cross-Border Families

International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) kicked off its campaign Connecting Twogether this month to inform more people about the critical needs of vulnerable children and families moving across borders and to raise additional funds to serve more children and families in need.  The campaign name, Connecting Twogether, underscores the idea that it takes at least…

ISS-USA Awarded Grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to Use Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and Families

ISS-USA Awarded Grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to Use Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and Families International Social Service, ISS-USA (ISS-USA) has received a $37,500 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to support our project, “Promoting Permanency during the COVID19 Pandemic: The Use of Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and…

ISS-USA Welcomes New Board of Directors Member Alen Amini

ISS-USA Welcomes New Board of Directors Member Alen Amini Alen Amini is currently a management consultant at the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit firm that provides advisory services to philanthropies and nonprofit organizations. He also currently serves as the executive director of Wisconsin Microfinance, an NGO based in Madison, Wisconsin that provides microloans to entrepreneurs in…

International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

Press Release: ISS-USA Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity Contact: Marie Blum, Senior Development and Communications Officer International Social Service, USA 443-451-1227 communications@iss-usa.org International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity Baltimore, MD – International Social…

Finding Solutions for Children Returning and Reintegrating to Northern Central America, Mexico and the United States

Finding Solutions for Children Returning and Reintegrating to Northern Central America, Mexico and the United States International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) was invited by Unicef to participate in a Return and Reintegration in Northern Central America, Mexico and the United States: Solutions That Work for Children and Across Borders event in Honduras in mid-November. Julie Rosicky, Executive Director (above left),…

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 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…