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Thursday, June 8 • 9:25am - 10:15am
Advocacy in Action for New Americans: Helping Youth From Refugee Backgrounds FILLING

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This presentation will detail the path refugee youth experience between first fleeing their homes and finally being resettled in America. In addition, presenters will share the resources available in Utah to help youth with refugee backgrounds - both those who are newly resettled and children born in the U.S. to refugee parents.


Alessandra Amato

Originally from Italy, Alessandro Amato moved to the United States in 2007. Alessandra received a B.S. degree in Sociology from Westminster College of Salt Lake City with an emphasis on human displacement and trafficking in persons. Over the past two years, Alessandra has worked... Read More →

Peter Frost

Youth and Family Services Supervisor, Refugee and Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah
As the Youth & Family Services Supervisor, Peter works to help refugee and immigrant youth and their families. Peter is certified in case management, is a CSW, and also works as a clinician with Community Wellness. Peter holds an AS in Science from Utah Valley University, a BS in... Read More →

Alexx Goeller

Refugee Youth Services Coordinator, Department of Workforce Services | Refugee Services Office
Alexx Goeller has worked with youth from multicultural backgrounds for the past five years, both in West Africa and in Utah. Alexx’s role at the Utah Refugee Services Office is to build up the skill sets and resources of community partners enabling them to better serve refugee... Read More →

Jessica Kallin

Refugee Youth Coordinator, Catholic Community Services
Jessica coordinates youth services for all incoming refugee youth ages 0-15 who are resettled through Catholic Community Services. She has been working with refugee youth in Salt Lake City for over seven years, starting as a mentor and becoming the Youth Coordinator. Jessica has... Read More →

Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am

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