Mental Health and Unaccompanied Children: An Interview with Humanitarian Psychiatrist Dr. Suzan Song

Dr. Suzan Song is a humanitarian psychiatrist and leading expert in trauma-informed clinical care, research, and public health policy for vulnerable populations, including unaccompanied children.…...

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Newark office play therapy workshop to help facilitate post-traumatic healing

“Play is a child’s language”: Play Therapy and Addressing the Mental Health of Unaccompanied Children

To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month this May, KIND reflects on the ways we support the mental health of unaccompanied children.   Unaccompanied children suffer…...

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Two children running along a boardwalk.

First-person: Impact of Unaccompanied Children’s Service Providers Training

In March, KIND and the American Bar Association hosted a national training for those who serve unaccompanied children – the first in-person gathering of its…...

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Unaccompanied Children Support: Harnessing Expertise and Inspiring Change

I was impacted by being surrounded by other professionals who understand the depth and importance of our work supporting unaccompanied children in the United States,…...

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International Day of Families: Reuniting Immigrant and Refugee Children

In our work representing unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children seeking safety, KIND has seen thousands of children reunite with parents and other family members who…...

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KIND celebrates 15 years of helping unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children

When KIND launched 15 years ago, between 6,000 and 8,000 unaccompanied children entered the United States annually seeking safety. In 2022, more than 150,000 arrived.…...

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KIND office celebrates Day of the Child in Mexico

Every April 30, Mexico celebrates Children’s Day (el Dia del niño y la niña). In honor of this day, KIND staff in our Tapachula office,…...

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Alexander Morales smiling in a navy suit while he is at the UN Session speaking about a women’s digital empowerment project he helped implement in Guatemala.

Protecting the Rights of Women and Girls in Rural Guatemala

Alexander Morales, a Family Outreach Specialist with KIND’s Family Reunification Team1, is Mayan Quiché and based in Quiché, Guatemala. He locates and helps to reunify…...

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KIND Helps Children at the U.S.-Mexico Border Process Emotions Through Art

It is a warm, sunny Tuesday morning in Ciudad Juarez and Mario, a social services coordinator at KIND’s Ciudad Juarez, Mexico office since 2021, is…...

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