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First Call members and advocates address early years for refugee, immigrant children


The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) publication Cultures West, Vol. 35, No. 1: Spring/Summer issue Immigrant and Refugee Children: The Early Years, features analysis by several First Call partners and advocates. In A Warm Welcome for Newcomer Families Sherry Sinclair addresses the role of Family Resource Programs (FRPs) support for newcomer families in the early years.

In Solidarity for Social Reforms to Reduce Newcomer Family Poverty, Adrienne Montani discusses policy solutions that address immigrant poverty in the early years. Gyda Chud of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC looks at how relationships, empathy, strength, our integrated personal/political worlds, culture, and trauma-informed care create the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. rubric essential to quality early childhood care and learning.

Read AMSSA. Cultures west. Vol. 35, No.1: Spring/Summer here.