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Elizabeth Arnold

AFCC 55th Annual Conference: Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma-Informed Jurisprudence

By | Opportunities

AFCC 55th Annual Conference: Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma-Informed Jurisprudence

June 6-9, 2018

AFCC strives to offer a wide range of conference sessions highlighting different research, advocacy positions, policies, practices, programs, procedures, and ideas. Some programs may be evidence-based while others may report on works in progress, emerging practices, or policy initiatives. The goal of the conference is to enhance learning while encouraging respectful inquiry, discussion, and debate consistent with AFCC organizational values.

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CICW Roundtable 2017 Report

By | Conferences

Mitigating Risks of Child Welfare Involvement for Children and Families Affected by Immigration Enforcement

Hosted by the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO NOVEMBER 6-7, 2017

The goal of the Roundtable, and of the CICW Strategic Planning meeting that occurred the following day, was to create opportunities for collaboration, resource sharing, and establishment of new practice, policy, and research priorities.

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Access to Health Care, Food, and Other Public Programs for Immigrant Families under the Trump Administration: Things to Keep in Mind When Talking with Immigrant Families

By | Practice Highlight

Access to Health Care, Food, and Other Public Programs for Immigrant Families under the Trump Administration: Things to Keep in Mind When Talking with Immigrant Families

National Immigration Law Center (Feb 8, 2018)

This issue brief is intended to clarify what has and has not changed with respect to the policies affecting immigrants’ access to health care, nutrition, and other critical programs. The NILC invites you to use it as a resource when you speak with immigrants and immigrant families.

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Partnering with Latino & Immigrant Families: Resources and Suggestions for Child Welfare Professionals

By | Practice Highlight

Partnering with Latino & Immigrant Families: Resources and Suggestions for Child Welfare Professionals

North Carolina Division of Social Services (July 2015)

A guide of information, resources and best practices that seeks to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to better serve the increasing number of Latino and recent immigrant families in their communities.

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Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies for Immigrants: Implications for Health Coverage

By | Law/Policy Highlight

Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies for Immigrants: Implications for Health Coverage

Kaiser Family Foundation (Feb 13, 2018)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Trump administration’s proposed changes to “public charge” policies and their implications for health and health coverage of legal immigrant families and their predominantly U.S.-born citizen children.

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The Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Attack on Immigrant Families

By | Law/Policy Highlight

The Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Attack on Immigrant Families

National Immigration Law Center (Feb 8, 2018)

The Trump Administration is opening  a new front in its assault on family-based immigration by making it harder for immigrants who might use essential public services to come to the United States and settle there permanently. The Department of Homeland Security has informed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that it plans to propose regulations that discard longstanding policy about the meaning and application of the “public charge” provisions of immigration law.

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CLEAN SLATE FOR IMMIGRANTS: Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors: Penal Code § 18.5, Prop 47, Penal Code § 17(b)(3), and Prop 64

By | Law/Policy Highlight

CLEAN SLATE FOR IMMIGRANTS: Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors: Penal Code § 18.5, Prop 47, Penal Code § 17(b)(3), and Prop 64

Rose Cahn, ILRC (Feb 1, 2018)

This resource discusses the three primary mechanisms to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor: Penal Code § 17(b), Prop 47, and Prop 64. This information is especially important for immigrants as reducing felony convictions to misdemeanor convictions can be a powerful way to eliminate certain grounds of deportability, or open up eligibility for immigration status or immigration benefits.

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Fear of Massive Deportations in the United States: Social Implications on Deprived Pediatric Communities

By | Research Highlight

Fear of Massive Deportations in the United States: Social Implications on Deprived Pediatric Communities

Marie Leiner,  Izul De la Vega, and Bert Johansson, Frontiers in Pediatrics (Aug 21, 2017)

A discussion of how childhood experiences related to deportations have a profound effect  on children’s current lives and on their future opportunities.

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