Counseling Guides

Migrant children come to classrooms with many traumas educators must address.

The Familias Reunidas counseling guide was developed by the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia to help. Not all families immigrate together to the United States and this guide is a tool for both parents and their children, many who make the journey north alone, to navigate through the mixed emotions of separation and reunification.

Lesson 1, Part 1: The Parent’s Perspective (La Perspectiva Del Padre)

Lesson 1, Part 2: The Parent’s Perspective (La Perspectiva Del Padre)

Lesson 2, Part 1: The Child’s Perspective (La Perspective Del Niño)

Lesson 2, Part 2: The Child’s Perspective and Evaluation (La Perspective Del Niño y Apéndice)

Additional versions of the Reconnecting Families handbook developed through a partnership with Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools are available on the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Six books are available on the site.



Click here to read Sonia’s two-part blog for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) about how storytelling can change entrenched views, even on the most polarizing issues.

Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the LA Times on April 23, 2017. Sonia walks readers through the investments the U.S. can and should make not only to reduce unlawful migration, but get at the heart of why most people are now coming to the U.S. illegally. Drawing from her time researching what is pushing people out of central america, as well as U.S. funded violence prevention programs that are beginning to counteract that violence in places like San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sonia shares her convictions as to how to best help, not only the citizens of this region, but U.S. taxpayers who need immigration policies that actually work to reduce the flow of migrants.

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