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Equity in Permanency: Assessing the Scope of International Kinship Placements for Children in the U.S. Foster Care System.

By | Adoption, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Research Highlight, Transnational Resources

Equity in Permanency: Assessing the Scope of International Kinship Placements for Children in the U.S. Foster Care System.

Elaine Weisman, Antinia Joiner, Julie Rosicky, Jennifer Gillyard, Khadija Barqadle, Liliana Rosario and Tera Proby, International Social Service – USA (March 2022)

This report and accompanying slide deck detail the results and recommendations of a study conducted by International Social Service USA to better understand cross-border placements and family finding and to identify systems that facilitate and support international connections for children and youth in the child welfare system.

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Relaunching the Central American Minors Program: Opportunities to Enhance Child Safety and Family Reunification

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Research, Research Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Relaunching the Central American Minors Program: Opportunities to Enhance Child Safety and Family Reunification

Mark Greenberg, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin, Celia Reynolds and Essay Workie, Migration Policy Institute (December 2021)

This report examines the relaunch and essential parts of the Central American Minors Program, including expanded eligibility, and provides recommendations for the current version.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the United We Dream Community

By | Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the United We Dream Community

Latinx Immigrant Health Alliance and United We Dream, United We Dream (2021)

This report outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic, fear of deportation and detention, and lack of support from current and past administrations has impacted the health and wellbeing of undocumented youth and adults.

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The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

By | Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Trauma

The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

Kathryn Hampton, Elsa Raker, Hajar Habbach, Linda Camaj Deda, Michele Heisler, and Ranit Mishori; PLOS ONE (November 24, 2021)

This study explored narratives from parents and children separated as a result of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy. Data indicated significant negative mental health outcomes even after reunification.

The Invisible Work of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers and its Importance for Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

The Invisible Work of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers and its Importance for Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families

Maki Park & Jasmine Flores Pena, Migration Policy Institute (December 2021)

This brief reviews the importance of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care for immigrant and dual language learner families and the barriers these caregivers encounter in accessing public subsidies and other supportive resources. It also provides recommendations to improve support of FFN caregivers.

Immigration Profiles: State Immigration Policy and Children’s Well-being

By | Child Well-Being, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

Immigration Profiles: State Immigration Policy and Children’s Well-being

Dr. Chloe East, Dr. James Bacjmeier, Joseph Stinson & Susi Martinez, National Center for Children in Poverty (November 2021)

This research report looks at public benefit programs by state and assesses the effects that parental immigration status requirements have on a child’s ability to access these programs.

The Impacts on English Learners of Key State High School Policies and Graduation Requirements

By | Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Research, Research Highlight, Social Work

The Impacts on English Learners of Key State High School Policies and Graduation Requirements

Julie Sugarman,  Migration Policy Institute (November 2021)

This research report discusses how state policies around high school completion may have an impact on English Learners (ELs) education. It also discusses opportunities to ensure ELs are provided access to a high-quality education, while still allowing the schools flexibility to accommodate local needs.

Federal Stimulus Payments Kept More Than 2 Million Latino and Black Children Out of Poverty During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight

Federal Stimulus Payments Kept More Than 2 Million Latino and Black Children Out of Poverty During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020

Dana Thomson, Lina Guzman & Renee Ryberg, Child Trends (September 17, 2021)

This brief report highlights how federal stimulus payments kept millions of children out of poverty, with Black and Latino children being the largest ethnic/racial groups impacted.

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Most U.S. Hispanic Children Can Trace Their Heritage to Mexico, but Many Other Hispanic Children’s Family Roots Extend Across Latin America

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight

Most U.S. Hispanic Children Can Trace Their Heritage to Mexico, but Many Other Hispanic Children’s Family Roots Extend Across Latin America

Yiyu Chen & Lina Guzman, Hispanic Research Center (October 6, 2o21)

This report draws from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) to provide a full picture of U.S. Hispanic children’s roots throughout Latin America.

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Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

Pavan Madan, The Psychiatric Times (October 12, 2021)

This report explains the effects that immigration has on adolescents and children, including the prevalence of psychiatric disorders on this population and the factors that reduce negative outcomes.

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