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This page contains recent trainings and conference presentations conducted by CICW/MCWNN members.

Emerging Strategies to Address the Needs of Latino Children in the Child Welfare System: Innovations and Advances in California
Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Barbara Needell (California Child Welfare Indicators Project, University of California at Berkeley), and Caitlin O’Grady (Jane Addams College of Social Work), January 2015


Supporting Unaccompanied Minors and Immigrant Youth: From A Funder’s Perspective
Presented by Yali Lincroft (Program Officer, Walter S. Johnson Foundation), November 2014


Migration and Child Well-Being: At the Border of Immigration and Child Welfare
Presented by Thomas Crea (Boston College Graduate School of Social Work), Sunny Harris Rome (George Mason University), Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen (Stockton College), and Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), October 2014


Migration and Child Well-Being: At the Border of Immigration and Child Welfare (Presentation Part II)
Presented by Thomas Crea (Boston College Graduate School of Social Work), Sunny Harris Rome (George Mason University), Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen (Stockton College), and Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), October 2014


Understanding and Improving the Quality of Service Delivery for Immigrant Families Involved with the Child Welfare System
Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Wendy Cervantes (First Focus) & Lyn Morland (Senior Consultant, CICW)
2014 ALLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES – #3, July 2014.


The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB1064) – Helping Families in the Family & Juvenile Court System
Presented by Angie Junck (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) & Yali Lincroft (First Focus)
California Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA, March 2013


Immigration Reform & Child Welfare Policies
Presented by Yali Lincroft (First Focus)
Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA, February 2013


The Intersection of Immigration Law, Its Enforcement, and Social Work Practice
Presented by Yali Lincroft (First Focus) & Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work)
Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC, November 2012


Overview of Child Welfare Immigration Policies and Programs
Presented by Yali Lincroft (First Focus)
South Carolina Department of Social Services and Court Staff, Columbia, SC, October 2012


The Immigration/Child Welfare Nexus
Presented by Howard Davidson (American Bar Association), Yali Lincroft (First Focus), Kristen Jackson (Public Counsel), & Janet Barragán (Child Welfare Services, San Diego County)
American Public Human Services Agency Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, September 2012


Child Welfare Systems’ Response to Immigrant Children and Families: Indicators of Advancement and Emerging Challenges
Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Yali Lincroft (First Focus), Emily Butera (Women’s Refugee Commission), & Jennifer Podkul (Women’s Refugee Commission)
18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington DC, April 2012


Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System
Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work)
Illinois Latino Family Institute, Chicago, IL, November 2011


Properly Assessing Immigrant Children & Their Families to Best Meet the Complex Needs While in the System
Presented by Ken Borelli (Child Welfare Consultant) & Lara Bruce (American Humane Association)
2011 National CASA Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2011
Download the accompanying white paper


Immigrants and the Child Welfare System: Current Issues Facing Dependency Judges (2010)
Presented by David Thronson (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Judge Katherine Lucero (Superior Court of Santa Clara County), Felicity Northcott (ISS-USA), & Howard Davidson (ABA Center on Children and the Law)
National Conference on Juvenile and Family Court Law, Las Vegas, NV, March 2010


Mental Health Need and Service Use Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System
Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work) & Jodi Berger Cardoso (University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work)
Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, January, 2010