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GUIDANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SERVING UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN RELEASED FROM GOVERNMENT CUSTODY

This Guide is intended to support mental health providers in effectively serving unaccompanied children released from federal immigration custody. Developed by children’s rights attorneys and mental health experts on trauma and immigration, this Guide provides context on the distinctive experiences unaccompanied children carry with them and offers guidance on how to meet the therapeutic needs of these children.

This Guide is the product of the Stanford Early Life Stress and Resilience Program, the National Center for Youth Law, and the Center for Trauma Recovery & Juvenile Justice.

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