Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, MSW, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California School of Social Work (June 2014)

This brief highlights the findings of a study that explores the extent to which immigration status impacts referral to, and receipt of, concrete services by Latino families reported for child maltreatment. Data were drawn from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being II (NSCAW II), a federally funded and nationally representative sample of families investigated by child welfare agencies for maltreatment between April 2008 and September 2009. The brief concludes with recommendations for policy and practice.

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