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Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

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Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

Child Welfare Information Gateway (July, 2017)

Explores how child welfare agencies can support children who are victims of human trafficking, as well as children who are at greater risk for future victimization. It provides background information about the issue, including its scope and relevant Federal legislation and initiatives, and strategies that agencies can implement to address the trafficking of children. State and local policy and program examples also are provided.

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Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Youth & Families

Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (January 2018)

This resource was created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S., and for the service providers who work with them, with topics ranging from cultural identity to school and community engagement to higher education, and more. Available in English, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Caseworker’s Toolkit for Children in Federal Custody

By | Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Caseworker’s Toolkit for Children in Federal Custody

US Conference of Catholic Bishops & Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (2017)

This toolkit is geared toward foster care caseworkers to ensure that SIJS-eligible children receive the assistance and case monitoring they need during the SIJS application process.

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Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Trauma

Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools

Lisa M. Edwards & Jacki Black, Marquette University (2017)

This guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and their impact on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can support families in this situation.

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Webinar: Managing Trauma: Tips for Supporting Refugee Teens in Schools, Refugee Resettlement, & Other Contexts

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Trauma

Webinar: Managing Trauma: Tips for Supporting Refugee Teens in Schools, Refugee Resettlement, & Other Contexts

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (Dec 1, 2017)

This latest webinar from BRYCS builds off their Understanding Trauma in Refugee Youth webinar. Viewers can learn about some of the dilemmas facing refugee teenagers, how to converse helpfully and meaningfully with refugee teens, as well as ways to intervene more effectively with refugee teens, their families, and schools.

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Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Foster Care, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Workers

Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

Virginia C. Strand and Ginny Sprang, Springer International Publishing, Oct 25, 2017

This comprehensive reference offers a robust framework for introducing and sustaining trauma-responsive services and culture in child welfare systems.

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Latino Cultural Guide: Building Capacity to Strengthen the Well-Being of Immigrant Families and Their Children: A Prevention Strategy

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigration Relief, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Workers

Latino Cultural Guide: Building Capacity to Strengthen the Well-Being of Immigrant Families and Their Children: A Prevention Strategy

Rosita Balch, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Ann Gilligan, and Susan Schmidt, BRYCS. Research assistants Renee Anderson, Teresa Obrero and Sarah Aughenbaugh, The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, 2010

This guide provides an overview of cultural issues important to understanding children and family environments in Latino immigrant groups, including understanding experiences through a cultural lens.

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Want to Throw a Wrench in Trump’s Mass Deportation Machine? Act Locally

By | Deportation, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Want to Throw a Wrench in Trump’s Mass Deportation Machine? Act Locally

Julia Gilden, ACLU (Oct 27, 2017)

Written by a People Power activist, this article describes the process of successfully applying ACLU’s “People Power Freedom Cities Action Guide” in advocating for immigrant rights and protection.

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Video Resources for working with families, communities, parents, and unaccompanied minors

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Youth & Families

Video Resources for working with families, communities, parents, and unaccompanied minors

Justice for Immigrants, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Oct, 2017)

The video resources shared on this page contain helpful, bilingual information for helping individuals and communities to know and understand their rights, helping prepare families faced with the threat of deportation, and rights information specific for parents and sponsors of unaccompanied minors.

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