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Working with Immigrant Children and Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role

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Working with Immigrant Children and Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role 

ABA – Children’s Immigration Law Academy (April 1, 2021) 

Designed for attorneys who represent child welfare agencies or the state, this webinar will communicate how to work with immigrant families and children currently involved in foster care. A panel of attorneys working with child welfare agencies will address specific issues relevant to this topic area, including the issues of permanency planning for this group.  

From Local to Federal – Moving Immigration Policy in Our Communities

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From Local to Federal – Moving Immigration Policy in Our Communities 

NIJC (April 6, 2021) 

In their monthly series focusing on providing updates on current policy and action items, this webinar will present how Illinois’ Welcoming City Ordinance and New Way Forward Act represent inventive immigration policies that counteract racial oppression and detention, ensuring due process and the rights of immigrant communities.  

Promoting Permanency during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Use of Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning

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Promoting Permanency during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Use of Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning 

International Social Service USA (April 14, 2021) 

Open to both agencies and individuals involved in child welfare-related planning and assessment, this training will provide guidance on best practices that protect staff and clients in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and adapting services to virtual work with families. Finally, the legal and ethical implications of doing virtual assessment and what this means for practice going forward will be discussed.

TPS Updates

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TPS Updates 

ILRC (March 04, 2021) 

This webinar will cover the lawsuits challenging the former Trump administration’s attempted cessation of TPS for several countries and provide an overview of what to expect from the Biden Administration regarding this topic.