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Practice Advisory: What the end of DACA means for your clients

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Practice Advisory: What the end of DACA means for your clients

(CLINIC, Sept 11, 2017)
This advisory provides information and answer to common questions posed by practitioners.  CLINIC will continuously update this resource as DHS provides information about its plan to phase out DACA by March 5, 2018.

Weathering the storm: How to use media to advocate for immigrant children

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Weathering the storm: How to use media to advocate for immigrant children

(Julie M. Linton, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics News, July 18, 2017) 
(Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)

Disaster Preparedness in Migrant Communities: A Manual for First Responders

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Disaster Preparedness in Migrant Communities: A Manual for First Responders

(Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, March 2013)
A guide providing insight into the unique experience of disasters for migrant/newcomer communities as well as best practices for preparing and responding for disasters in this context.

Children on the move: From protection towards a quality sustainable solution

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Children on the move: From protection towards a quality sustainable solution

(International Social Service (ISS), June 2017)
This publication provides practical information for global support and protection of children “on the move” and their rights. It may serve as a guide for policy-makers and those working with migrant children.

Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

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Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

(Child Welfare Information Gateway, Factsheets for Families, 2016)

This factsheet describes the reunification process for foster children and their families, including resources and expectations of what may happen during and after foster care and how to best facilitate the return home.

50-state resource aims to help parents prepare for possible deportation

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50-state resource aims to help parents prepare for possible deportation

(Pat Zapor, CLINIC, July 26, 2017)
CLINIC has released Emergency Planning for Immigrant Families: A 50-State Resource, which provides guidance for immigrant parents and their representatives about how to implement legal protections for their families in the case of the detention or deportation of the parents. These protections may include guardianship, conservatorship and powers of attorney.

Why Immigration Policy Should Matter to Youth-Serving Systems

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Why Immigration Policy Should Matter to Youth-Serving Systems

(Marie Williams, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Aug 9, 2017)

In the current climate of immigration enforcement, youth-serving systems now have a duty to investigate whether they are adequately serving the vulnerable population of immigrant children.

Keeping Refugee Children and Teens Safe

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Keeping Refugee Children and Teens Safe

(Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D., Psychology Today,  Aug 2, 2017)
Suicidality in refugee children and teens requires understanding of acculturative stress and other features.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

(Susan Schmidt, Encyclopedia of Social Work)
SIJS is defined to explain its significance for immigrant children and for the role social workers may play in support of the status. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)

Working with Child Clients and Their Family Members in Light of the Trump Administration’s Focus on “Smugglers” Practice Advisory

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Working with Child Clients and Their Family Members in Light of the Trump Administration’s Focus on “Smugglers” Practice Advisory
 

(Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., July 2017)
Designed for practitioners who are representing child clients in removal proceedings or advising family members of child clients in removal proceedings, this practice advisory offers multiple tips including risk mitigation strategies.

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