Promising Practices

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Get new ideas, share your promising practice, and read about other refugee-serving programs across the country!


There are over 100 programs recorded in the BRYCS database from all over the United States covering a broad range of topics, refugee groups, and practices.  Contact information is included on each program description for more in-depth information and to provide opportunities for collaboration between service providers. Search for programs in your state or according to the topics listed in the pull-down menu.  You can also type in unique keywords that come to mind.

Many innovative services that benefit refugee children, youth, and families are developed by agencies and individuals every day.  However, when project funding ends or staff move on, the valuable knowledge gained from these efforts about "what works" is frequently lost.  

Since 2003, BRYCS has been identifying and documenting "promising practices" that meet the following criteria:

  1. Recommended as "successful" by other service providers, federal and state funders of services, and/or experts in the field;
  2. Based on principles drawn from current research on risk and protective factors for refugee and immigrant children and youth;
  3. Results-oriented, demonstrating the ways in which newcomer children and youth benefited from the program.

Click here, to submit your program for review or email us at if you know of a program or service that you believe should be highlighted. Thank you for all that you do to serve newcomer families!