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In 2006 and 2007, CICW, in collaboration with the American Humane Association, published two seminal volumes on the emerging issues associated with immigrant children and families and their involvement in the public child welfare system. These issues were published as part of American Humane’s quarterly journal for child welfare professionals, Protecting Children.

Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare
(Protecting Children, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006)

Topics include the impact of migration and acculturation on Latino children and families, risk of affective disorders in the migration and acculturation experiences of Mexican migrants, and Latino parenting styles.

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Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare by Sonia Velazquez, CSS, Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhD, & Robert Mindell, BA

The Impact of Migration and Acculturation on Latino Children and Families: Implications for Child Welfare Practice by Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, & Joan R. Rycraft, PhD


The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare: Emerging Issues and Implications
(Protecting Children, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007)

The six articles contained in this volume addressed violence in immigrant families, tools to assist with culturally competent child welfare practice, issues for public child welfare administrators, Latino children of immigrants in the Texas child welfare system, and immigrant children in federal custody and the obstacles associated with their involvement.

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Latino Children of Immigrants in the Texas Child Welfare System by Tracy Vericker, MPA, Daniel Keuhn, BA, & Randy Capps, PhD