The United States is facing a massive influx of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America.
Many of these children and teenagers are fleeing deplorable conditions at home, including gang violence, crime and extreme poverty. Others are victims of drug traffickers and sex trafficking/sexual violence.
Social workers are on the front lines, helping to provide these often traumatized children with food, shelter and health and mental health care.
The National Association of Social Workers has experts and resources to help you understand this issue and what must be done to help these children overcome this crisis.
If you would like to arrange an interview with a NASW expert:
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