Who We Are

The mission of the CICW is to improve programs and policies related to immigrant children and families involved in the public child welfare system to achieve positive outcomes of safety, permanency and well-being. We envision a country where children of immigrants thrive in their families and communities. The CICW promotes and circulates research, creates policy and practice recommendations, develops and circulates resources, and provides leadership and guidance to child welfare agencies on policy and practice in working with immigrants.

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Events & Announcements

Learn more about upcoming events, training opportunities, and updates from CICW
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In the News

Read the latest news at the intersection of immigration and child welfare
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Highlighted Resources

View recently released resources on practice, policy, and research
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Strengthening Border Families Research Project

Read the reports about the first and second phases of our ongoing Strengthening Border Families research project, a community-based participatory study that aims to understand the accessibility and quality of services as well as barriers and facilitators to service receipt among immigrant families with young children in the New Mexico borderlands. Additional publications related to this project are available here.


Featured Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Immigrant Families

Find a variety of COVID-19 related resources for immigrant families.

Child Welfare Resource Lists

Access resource lists on various topics for child welfare practitioners.

Resources on Public Charge

Access resources on proposed changes to the public charge rule and impacts for immigrant families.

Children in ORR Custody

Access resources related to children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Planning for Immigration Enforcement

Access resources on supporting families in the wake of heightened immigration enforcement.

Research on Current Issues

Review research briefs on current issues like migration, parental incarceration, and detention.