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2017 Building Bridges Conference

Strengthening Partnerships for Strong Foundations

The annual two-day Building Bridges conference brings together service providers, educators, and community leaders who work with refugee families. As our communities become more diverse, a strong network of collaborators in needed. Thank you for joining us at this year's Building Bridges Conference.


Conference Presentations

Daniel Trust

- Keynote Presentation
- Breakout Session Presentation


Green Card Youth Voices

- Green Card Youth Voices Presentation


Refugee Congress

- About the Refugee Congress


Wartime Immigration Status

- Handout
- United States Refugee Resettlement Program
- FAQ


Improving Health Opportunities for Women Worldwide

- Maurine Murenga Breakout Presentation


Refugee Leader Panel

- Advisory Council


Cultivating Gardens

- Breakout Presentation


Behavioral Health Webinar/Engaging Refugee Parents

BRYCS Education Handbook for Refugee Parents
- Raising Children in a New Country: Toolkit and Book
-  Strengthening Families Materials – USCRI
- Overcoming Barriers Toolkit
-  Reconnecting Families Toolkit
How Can I Make My Family Even Stronger: Family Strengths Toolkit


Stop Animation Videos: DGFMSArt (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Middle School)

- Link to Videos

Our Impact This Year

  • People received help with immigration-related services

    707

  • Problem gamblers who found help

    114

  • Hours of training provided by Growing Futures to early childhood workforce

    2,158

  • Seniors provided with companionship in North Dakota

    713

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