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The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration

The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration
(Kalina M. Brabeck and Qingwen Xu, Rhode Island College, 2010)
This quantitative analysis found that parents with higher levels of legal vulnerability report a greater impact of detention/deportation on the family environment and children’s well-being. It also provides practice and policy implications.

Latino US-Citizen Children of Immigrants: A Generation at High Risk. Summary of Selected Young Scholars Program Research.

Latino US-Citizen Children of Immigrants: A Generation at High Risk. Summary of Selected Young Scholars Program Research. 
(Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Foundation for Child Development, Oct 18, 2017)
This research summary discusses recent data about the impact of immigration enforcement practices and policies on Latino U.S.-citizen children from mixed-status families, particularly in terms of the effects of the parents’ legal status on child outcomes.

Child Care Choices of Low-Income, Immigrant Families with Young Children

Child Care Choices of Low-Income, Immigrant Families with Young Children
(Heather Sandstrom and Julia Gelatt, Urban Institute, Nov 7, 2017)
Using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education, this brief reports differences in the child care settings foreign-born and US-born parents select for their young children.

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.

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.

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.

Authorized and Unauthorized Immigrant Parents: The Impact of Legal Vulnerability on Family Contexts

Authorized and Unauthorized Immigrant Parents: The Impact of Legal Vulnerability on Family Contexts
(Kalina M. Brabeck, Erin Sibley and M. Brinton Lykes, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Dec 28, 2015)
This study compares the social-ecological contexts of unauthorized immigrant families and their U.S.-born children to similarly low-income, urban, Latino immigrant families to identify differences arising from the parents’ legal status and interactions with the immigration system.

Implications of Immigration Enforcement Activities for the WellBeing of Children in Immigrant Families: A Review of the Literature

Implications of Immigration Enforcement Activities for the WellBeing of Children in Immigrant Families: A Review of the Literature
(Randy Capps, Heather Koball, Andrea Campetella, Krista Perreira, Sarah Hooker and Juan Manuel Pedroza, Urban Institute and Migration Policy Institute, Sept 2015)
This report explores the impacts of parental deportation on children, the health and social service gaps of children with detained parents, and the changes caused by US immigration enforcement in the composition of undocumented populations.

How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities

How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities
(Joanna Dreby, Center for American Progress, Aug 20, 2012)
This report looks at how immigration enforcement impacts family life in the U.S., both among immigrant and mixed-status families, and in their wider communities.

The New Importance of Children in America: A Wake-up Call for Policymakers

The New Importance of Children in America: A Wake-up Call for Policymakers
(Children’s Hospital Association, PR Newswire, Oct 12, 2017)
Ensuring the health and well-being of children in the U.S. has never been more critical to the nation’s economic and political future, according to a new report, “The New Importance of Children in America”.