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Welcome to the 2016 International Parents Conference & Embassy Walk! The Sched will help you customize and plan your conference experience. For greater utility, you can download the app too! See you April 20-22 in Washington DC.  #iStandinDC
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Thursday, April 21 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
International Social Services -USA

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The best non-governmental resource most of us haven't heard of! 

The conference closes with a presentation and Q&A with International Social Services - USA (ISS-USA). This organization has connections and resources in many of the countries where our children are held. It's fitting that the 2016 conference ends with suggestions, insight and resources from an global NGO:

ISS-USA mobilizes a domestic and international network of legal and social work professionals to efficiently connect vulnerable children, adults and families separated by international borders to the services and support they need.

In the spirit of international cooperation, we do the following:

  • Assist those who, as a result of voluntary or forced migration or other social problems of an international character, have to overcome personal or family difficulties.
  • Study from an international standpoint the conditions and consequences of migration in relation to individual and family life, and to make recommendations or undertake any other appropriate action.
  • Contribute to the prevention of social problems linked to migration or intercountry mobility. Inform professionals and the public of the needs of migrant individuals and families.
  • Develop and maintain an international network of bodies to meet the needs of individuals and families who require the services of ISS.

Moderators
avatar for Alissa Zagaris

Alissa Zagaris

Founding Member/ Parental Advocate, I STAND Parent Network
My son Leo was wrongfully retained in Greece by his father after summer visitation in 2011 against a mutually agreed upon divorce and custodial decree allowing international visitation, that was filed in Indiana (2009). My ex believed that my lack of knowledge and lack of financial means would give him the ability to successfully kidnap our American born permanent resident 10 year old son. Nikos Zagaris , the taking parent believed his... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Felicity Northcott

ISS -USA
Dr. Felicity Sackville Northcott is the Director of External Partnerships and International Services. She joined ISS-USA in 2007 after 20 years at Johns Hopkins University. Felicity received her B.A. in Women’s Studies, Summa Cum Laude, from Goucher College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University. Her dissertation, "Acting in a Manner not Usual for Law Abiding Citizens: Constructing Homeless in Baltimore," was... Read More →



Thursday April 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
U.S. Institute of Peace - Farooq Kathwari Amphitheatre 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

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