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Practice Highlight

Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

By | Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families

Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

LIRS, KIND, ILRC, Women’s Refugee Coalition, National Immigrant Justice Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Migration and Refugee Services (2017)

A list of resources available to help individuals prepare for ICE raids, as well as information and resources for how to prepare/proceed in the face of other immigration enforcement actions.

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Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, State Policies

Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

Keturah Pierre, New York Nonprofit Media, Sept 22, 2017

Recent legislation introduced by New York Senator Tony Avella to expand the state’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program, benefits foster care providers by supporting the agility and innovation needed to create the stability that young people so desperately need.

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Screening Questions for Immigrant Youth: Determining Potential Avenues for Legal Status

By | Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Parental Interests Directive, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Screening Questions for Immigrant Youth: Determining Potential Avenues for Legal Status

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (Sep 22, 2017)

This short screening sheet is designed to help child welfare professionals identify potential avenues for noncitizen youth to gain legal status.

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10 Tips for Success in School for Refugee and Immigrant Students

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Practice Highlight, Social Workers

10 Tips for Success in School for Refugee and Immigrant Students

Jessica Marks, Refugee Center Online (Sept 11, 2017)

Interns at the Refugee Center Online created a video entitled “10 Tips for Success in School” to aid refugee and immigrant students in succeeding in this new environment.

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Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief

By | ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief

Patrick Taurel, Am Immigration Council (Sept 5, 2017)

A practice resource for attorneys determining the eligibility of DACA seekers for longer-term immigration relief options.

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We Are One L.A. Unified: Standing with Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families

We Are One L.A. Unified: Standing with Immigrant Families – Education & Immigration Resource Guide for Families & Students

L.A. Unified School District (Aug 28, 2017)

This resource guide about education and immigration provides immigrant students and their families with safety tips and information about their rights if confronted by ICE.

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Why Immigration Policy Should Matter to Youth-Serving Systems

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Why Immigration Policy Should Matter to Youth-Serving Systems

Marie Williams, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (Aug 9, 2017)

In the current climate of immigration enforcement, youth-serving systems now have a duty to investigate whether they are adequately serving the vulnerable population of immigrant children.

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Quality for Whom? Supporting Diverse Children and Workers in Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Practice Highlight, Social Workers

Quality for Whom? Supporting Diverse Children and Workers in Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

Julie Sugarman and Maki Park, Migration Policy Institute (August 2017)

This report examines how diverse providers access Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and the processes built around them, what indicators can be used to better capture program elements that are valuable to immigrant and refugee families, and how the rollout of QRIS in different states has affected these communities.

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