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Immigration Resources and Information

 

- Healing & Resilience Activity Book (SPA & ENG) (Source: Children's Psychological Health Center)
An activity book for Latino children Impacted by deportation. Created by Lauren Utter, Psy.D.

Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools

Choosing an Immigration Representative: How to Avoid Fraud (Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
This this one-hour video resource is ideal for individuals who work directly with the immigrant community to raise awareness about immigration provider fraud prevention.

- Ohio Fraud Prevention Resource (Source: OhioProtects.org)
Learn about scams, file complaints, research a business.

Family Preparedness Plan Booklet (SPA & ENG) (Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status.

- Red Cards (Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations.

- Know Your Rights (Source: American Civil Liberties Union)
Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips. Resources in both English and Spanish. 

The Legal Assistance Search Tool for Immigrants (Source: Univision News)
An interactive digital tool designed to help U.S. immigrants find local nonprofit organizations that offer immigration-related advice and/or legal services free of charge or at a low cost.

- Safe Place Fact Sheet (Source: U.S. Department of Education)
All children have a right to a free public education, regardless of their actual or perceived immigration or citizenship status or that of their parents.  The U.S. Department of Education has worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to prepare this fact sheet, intended to help parents, families, educators, and other school staff understand the DHS guidance.

Limited Power of Attorney for Child Care Form
For parents who may have to leave the country and are in need of having a Power of Attorney document they can issue for their children who may stay in the country.

- State of Ohio Health Care Power of Attorney Form (SPA & ENG) (source: clevelandclinic.org)
A legal document that lets the principal authorize an  agent to make health care decisions for the principal in most health care situations when the principal can no longer make such decisions. Also, the principal can authorize the agent to gather protected health information for and on behalf of the principal immediately or at any other time. A Health Care Power of Attorney is NOT a financial power of attorney. The Health Care Power of Attorney document also can be used to nominate person(s) to act as guardian of the principal's person or estate. Even if a court appoints a guardian for the
principal, the Health Care Power of Attorney remains in effect unless the court rules otherwise.

- State of Ohio Advance Directives: Health Care Power of Attorney & Living Will Declaration (SPA & ENG(source: clevelandclinic.org)
a legal document that lets a competent adult (“declarant”) specify what health care the declarant wants or does not want when he or she becomes terminally ill or permanently unconscious and can no longer make his or her wishes known. It is NOT and does not replace a will, which is used to appoint an executor to manage a person’s estate after death. 

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