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CICW/MCWNN has held three national conferences focusing on the intersection of immigration and child welfare.  On this page, you can download Conference Proceedings from each of these events, as well as individual presentations.

MCWNN 2009: Immigration, Child Welfare, and Borders
(Held at University of Texas, School of Social Work, San Antonio, TX, January 2009)

A conference hosted by the Migration and Child Welfare National Network Immigration, Child Welfare and BordersThe 3rd National Forum of MCWNN focused on the unique issues facing immigrant families and child welfare systems located in border states.

Download the 2009 Forum Program

Download the Conference Proceedings

Click here to view individual presentations from the 3rd National Forum and download PowerPoints and supporting materials


MCWNN 2008: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare: Emerging Issues and Implications
(Held at Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, April 2008)

Emerging Issues and ImplicationsBuilding from the first roundtable, the 2nd National Forum of MCWNN focused on emerging issues and implications at the intersection of immigration and child welfare.

Download the 2008 Forum Program

Download the Conference Proceedings

Click here to view individual presentations from the 2nd National Forum and download PowerPoints and supporting materials


MCWNN 2006: First National Roundtable on the Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare
(Held at Loyola University, Chicago, IL, July 2006)

2006 Transnational Research and PolicyIn July 2006, American Humane and Loyola University Chicago hosted the first national roundtable to discuss migration and its impact on child welfare policy, systems, and services. Over 70 leaders across multiple disciplines convened in Chicago to discuss migration flows, immigration policy and legal practice, migration and child well-being, and service challenges and responses.

Download the 2006 Roundtable Report