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Immigration in the Eyes of a Child

Immigration in the Eyes of a Child

Immigration in the Eyes of a Child
(WebWire, Oct 13, 2017)
A new book by social worker Silvia Juarez-Marazzo entitled ¡Mamá, cuéntame porqué viniste!, aids immigrant parents to explain, in a developmentally appropriate way, the reasons behind their decision to migrate.

Development Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

Development Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

Development Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations
(National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, Oct 12, 2017)
Presentation slides from October 12 webinar on how programs can conceptualize and achieve cultural responsiveness. This webinar was built off of the Resource Guide about cultural competence, and featured experts on policy, training and technical assistance, and programmatic organizations.

10 Tips for Success in School for Refugee and Immigrant Students

10 Tips for Success in School for Refugee and Immigrant Students

10 Tips for Success in School for Refugee and Immigrant Students
(Jessica Marks, Refugee Center Online, Sept 11, 2017)
Interns at the Refugee Center Online created a video entitled “10 Tips for Success in School” to aid refugee and immigrant students in succeeding in this new environment.

October 2017 Update on Changes to U.S. Immigration Policies Under the Trump Administration and Latest Travel Ban News

October 2017 Update on Changes to U.S. Immigration Policies Under the Trump Administration and Latest Travel Ban News

October 2017 Update on Changes to U.S. Immigration Policies Under the Trump Administration and Latest Travel Ban News
(Roxanne H. Levine and Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Lexology, Oct 19, 2017)
On October 8, 2017, the White House issued an Immigration Principles and Policies Statement. The statement focused on changes to border security, unaccompanied alien children, asylum reform, swift border return, the expansion of the definition of inadmissible aliens to the United States, interior enforcement, immigration authority, partnerships with states and localities, visa overstays and a merit-based immigration system. This article highlights the key points from the statement.

Here Are California’s Newest Child Welfare Laws

Here Are California’s Newest Child Welfare Laws

Here Are California’s Newest Child Welfare Laws
(Jeremy Loudenback, The Chronicle of Social Change, Oct 17, 2017) 
A list and description of various child welfare bills recently signed in California, including a variety of juvenile justice-related bills.

8 million kids could lose health insurance if the CHIP program isn’t renewed. Here’s what that looks like in one state

8 million kids could lose health insurance if the CHIP program isn’t renewed. Here’s what that looks like in one state

8 million kids could lose health insurance if the CHIP program isn’t renewed. Here’s what that looks like in one state
(Laura Santhanam, PBS News Hour, Oct 12, 2017)
This story highlights the importance of the CHIP program. As a result of Congress missing its October 1st deadline to fund the proram, 31 states and the District of Columbia may run out of federal dollars for the program by March 2018.

2017 Race for Results Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

2017 Race for Results Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

2017 Race for Results Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
(The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Oct 2017)
In 2014, the Casey Foundation released Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children. The report described the disproportionate barriers facing children of color, as well as immigrant children. In addition to this, it also recommended strategies that policy, community and civic leaders can use to guide their decisions so that all our children have a fair chance to thrive. The Casey Foundation made a commitment to publishing Race for Results every three years to track progress, with the hope that life chances for all kids will continuously improve. This report is the second to provide detailed data for children of all races and in each state.

Immigration Policies Based In Fear Hurt Even The Smallest Americans

Immigration Policies Based In Fear Hurt Even The Smallest Americans

Immigration Policies Based In Fear Hurt Even The Smallest Americans
(HuffingtonPost, Oct 17, 2017)
Based off of information contributed by research scientists Kelsey Repka and Maria Martí Castañer, this article shares observations made by teachers and administrative staff about the behaviors children and their parents are displaying in response to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration.

Needs Assessments: Trauma-Informed Services for Refugee/Immigrant Children and Families

Needs Assessments: Trauma-Informed Services for Refugee/Immigrant Children and Families

Needs Assessments: Trauma-Informed Services for Refugee/Immigrant Children and Families
(Ad-Hoc Committee on Refugee and Immigrant Children and Trauma, The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition, May 2017)
This report presents findings on mental health services, cultural competency and quality of staff training related to language, cultural, time and institutional barriers. It highlights the gaps in training, areas for development and recommends future training materials.

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