Screening Questions for Immigrant Youth: Determining Potential Avenues for Legal Status
(Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Sep 22, 2017)
This short screening sheet is designed to help child welfare professionals identify potential avenues for noncitizen youth to gain legal status.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Caseworker’s Toolkit for Children in Federal Custody
(US Conference of Catholic Bishops & Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services, 2017)
This toolkit is geared toward foster care caseworkers to ensure that SIJS-eligible children receive the assistance and case monitoring they need during the SIJS application process.
Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools
(Lisa M. Edwards & Jacki Black, Marquette University, 2017)
This guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and their impact on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can support families in this situation.
Want to Throw a Wrench in Trump’s Mass Deportation Machine? Act Locally
(Julia Gilden, ACLU, Oct 27, 2017)
Written by a People Power activist, this article describes the process of successfully applying ACLU’s “People Power Freedom Cities Action Guide” in advocating for immigrant rights and protection.
Trauma, Opiates and Child Welfare: How Family-Serving Agencies Can Do Better
(Nico’lee Rohac, The Chronicle of Social Change, Sept 18, 2017)
Due to the rise of the number of children entering foster care as a result of parental substance abuse, it is crucial that child welfare systems and providers focus on keeping families together to prevent unnecessary entry into foster care.
Quality for Whom? Supporting Diverse Children and Workers in Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems
(Julie Sugarman and Maki Park, Migration Policy Institute, August 2017)
This report examines how diverse providers access Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and the processes built around them, what indicators can be used to better capture program elements that are valuable to immigrant and refugee families, and how the rollout of QRIS in different states has affected these communities.
Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems
(Virginia C. Strand and Ginny Sprang, Springer International Publishing, Oct 25, 2017)
This comprehensive reference offers a robust framework for introducing and sustaining trauma-responsive services and culture in child welfare systems.
Putting the Child Back in Child Welfare
(Marie K. Cohen, The Chronicle of Social Change, Sept 21, 2017)
This opinion piece, by a child welfare social worker, describes her experiences and work with children within the child welfare system.
Latino Cultural Guide: Building Capacity to Strengthen the Well-Being of Immigrant Families and Their Children: A Prevention Strategy
(Rosita Balch, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Ann Gilligan, and Susan Schmidt, BRYCS. Research assistants Renee Anderson, Teresa Obrero and Sarah Aughenbaugh, The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, 2010)
This guide provides an overview of cultural issues important to understanding children and family environments in Latino immigrant groups, including understanding experiences through a cultural lens.
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.