Backgrounder on the Central American Minors Program

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Unaccompanied minors arriving from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, through The Central American Minors (CAM) Program will be assisted by resettlement agencies located throughout the United States. This backgrounder has been produced to support resettlement agency staff who receive and welcome these children, and to aid others in the host communities—educators, health professionals, social workers, government officials, and members of the general public—who may be engaged to help Central American Minor refugees adjust to life in the United States.

The backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information intended to cultivate a rich understanding of the diversity of these countries and peoples. In addition, it contains information on the health, education, and family life of these children that will aid service providers in tailoring care to each child’s specific needs.