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Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

From Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services

Original Publication Date: April 19, 2018
Last Updated: February 12, 2023
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minute

This resource was created for parents and teens who are new to the United States, and for the service providers working with them. The teen years can be exciting and scary for both parents and teens. It can be especially challenging for families who are also adjusting to being in a new country. This guide covers topics that often come up in families raising teenagers in the United States (such as cultural identity, dating & discipline) and reminds newcomers that every parent worries for their children and most teens face these challenges. We hope parents and their teens will read the book together and then talk about the topics and issues-sharing their opinions and asking each other questions. Additionally, the BRYCS free interactive online training module is a convenient way for parents and teens to start conversations and learn more about each other. Also available:

BRYCS Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

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