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Unaccompanied Children: Current Legal, Policy, and Medical Consideration Webinar

Thursday, June 3, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Unaccompanied Children represent a subset of migrants seeking refuge with unique health, legal, and social service needs. Forced displacement and the act of migration itself are stressful experiences with the potential for layers of traumatic and adverse experiences.  Given the current increase of unaccompanied children presenting to US Customs and Border Protection, measures such as Emergency Intake Sites have been taken to care for them until a sponsor is found in the US or a more suitable shelter is available. This webinar will explore the sociopolitical context for the current conditions, medical care provided while in custody, and the clinical approach for pediatric providers in the community once children are released.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand proposals to improve legal system immigrant children face when they seek protection in the US
  • Understand how changes in policies regarding care, custody and release of children from immigration custody may impact their health
  • Identify opportunities to advance policies that protect children’s health
  • Identify common medical problems in unaccompanied children
  • Understand medical care provided in ORR and EIS settings
  • Explore principles of approaching care with unaccompanied children
  • Identify potential access challenges and resources caring for unaccompanied children




Elizabeth E. Dawson-Hahn, MD, FAAP  



Anisa Ibrahim, MD, FAAP



Jennifer Nagda, Esq