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Preparing Staff to Work with Immigrant Youth


Preparing Staff to Work with Immigrant Youth provides the context of the immigrant youth experience and practical tips for hiring, developing and retainng staff to work with this population.  Youth organizations have both an opportunity and a responsibility to encourage and support the healthy development of the growing numbers of immigrant youth.   This publication is based on hands-on experience by national and local youth organizations who do this work effectively.   Download for free and be sure to share with others!

Click on the below link to download the full report.

Preparing Staff to Work with Immigrant Youth  (Full Report)

Click on the below links to download each section of the report.

Acknowledgments and Introduction

Understanding the Context

Identifying Ideal Staff Characteristics

Recruiting and Selecting Staff

Retaining Staff

Providing Professional Development

Begin With Leadership and Vision

Appendices:  User-Friendly Checklists

Resources, Methodology, Advisory Group

Surveyed Organizations

Click here to download tools that complement this report.

Preparing Staff to Work with Immigrant Youth Training Manual

This training module is a companion piece and contains activities that will support staff on several levels.  All of the activities in the module address the knowledge skills and attitudes that frontline staff need to work effectively with immigrant youth.

Preparing Staff to Work with Immigrant Youth PowerPoint Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation summarizes the content of the report.  This presentation is an effective tool to use with your leaders, champions and board members to encourage an understanding of the importance of serving immigrant youth and the organizational implication.


NYDIC was developed with support from DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Lilly Endowment Inc. through a partnership with the Indiana Youth Institute and other generous funding.

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