Emerging Policies to Address the Needs of Immigrant Children and Families in the Child Welfare System
As the population of children in immigrant families increases in the United States, child welfare agencies will need to develop policies that respond to their unique needs. To facilitate policy development, the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare conducted a statewide survey of county child welfare agencies in California to identify emerging and innovative policies that address the unique issues that arise in child welfare cases with immigrant families. These policies may be used as examples for other California counties, as well as other states and jurisdictions, to build their capacity to meet the needs of this growing population.
Each brief in this series provides an analysis of policies that address topics unique to issues concerning immigrant children and families. Topics include:
- Memoranda of Understanding with Foreign Consulates
- Placement of Children with Parents or Relatives in a Foreign Country
- Placement of Children with Undocumented Relatives in the United States
- Case Planning for Parents Residing in a Foreign Country
- Immigration Relief Options for Undocumented Youth in Care
- Financial Eligibility including Permanent Residence Under Color of Law (PRUCOL)
- Language Access
Briefs are available at the links above.