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CICW Publications

Strengthening Border Families: Community & Policy Responses

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Early Childhood, Reports

Strengthening Border Families: Community and Policy Responses to Serving Immigrant Families with Young Children in Doña Ana County, NM

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Sophia Sepp, Anayeli Lopez, and Michelle Salazar Pérez; Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (May 2021)

This report details the results and recommendations of the first phase of a community-based participatory research project which aimed to explore the accessibility and quality of services as well as barriers and facilitators to service receipt among immigrant families with young children in the New Mexico borderlands.

Guidelines for Child Welfare Agencies to Prepare for Immigration Enforcement

By | CICW Publications, CICW Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Detention, ICE, Immigration Enforcement

Guidelines for Child Welfare Agencies to Prepare for Immigration Enforcement Raids

The Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (August 2019)

This guide from the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare provides child welfare agencies with guidelines on what to do if an immigration raid takes place.

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Why Do People Migrate?

By | Immigrant Families Research, Research Briefs, Research Highlight

Why Do People Migrate?: The Context of Migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States

Mary Lehman Held, Skye Allmang, Jayleen Galarza, Jennifer Scott, Iván A. de la Rosa; Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (October 2018)

This research brief explores some of the major push and pull factors for migration to the United States from Central America and Mexico.

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The Impacts of Parental Incarceration on Children and Families

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Briefs, Research Highlight, Social Work, Trauma

The Impacts of Parental Incarceration on Children and Families

Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Erin Sugrue, Augsburg University; Jacquelynn Duron, Rutgers University; Dianne Ciro, San Diego State University; Amy Messex, New Mexico Highlands University; Scholars Taking Action for Families (STAFF): A CICW Workgroup (September 12, 2018)

This NEW CICW research brief summarizes recent findings on the negative consequences of parental incarceration on children and families, identifies the connection to detention of immigrant parents, and provides practice and policy recommendations.

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How do Immigrant Children and Families Experience Immigrant Detention?

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Detention, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

How do Immigrant Children and Families Experience Immigrant Detention?

Thomas M. Crea, Boston College; Laurie Cook Heffron, St. Edwards University; Catherine LaBrenz, University of Texas at Austin; and Alejandra Ros Pilarz, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Scholars Taking Action for Families (STAFF): A CICW Workgroup  (September 12, 2018)

This CICW research brief reviews the existing literature on the impacts of immigration detention on children and families, and provides recommendations to support and promote their well-being.

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Developing Sustainable Repatriation and Reintegration Programs for Children and Families Separated by Borders

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, CICW Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Practice, Social Work, Social Workers, Youth & Families

Developing Sustainable Repatriation and Reintegration Programs for Children and Families Separated by Borders

Elaine Weisman, LGSW/MPH and Fecility Sackville Northcott, PhD; International Social Service-USA & the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (July 2018)

This CICW practice brief provides recommendations about best practices for ensuring that children and/or their caregivers facing deportation are provided with necessary pre-departure and reintegration services to support safe and sustainable return.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Separated Children and the Child Welfare System

By | CICW Publications, Deportation, Detention, Fact Sheets, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law

Frequently Asked Questions About Separated Children and the Child Welfare System

ABA Center on Children and the Law, Women’s Refugee Commission, and the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (July 2018)

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about family separation due to immigration enforcement and what happens to the children in these separated families.

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Research Brief: Immigrants at a Loss

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Highlighted Resources, Parenting, Research Briefs, Research Highlight, Resources, Social Work

Immigrants at a Loss: The Need for Services that Promote Child Well-being Among Latino Families with Child Welfare Contact

Megan Finno-Velasquez, PhD and Sophia Sepp, Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (May 15, 2018)

This research brief highlights the central findings of a three-study dissertation that explored the needs of high-risk Latino families with child welfare contact and the barriers that exist in receiving services to meet those needs through a quantitative examination of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAWII).

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Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

By | CICW Publications, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Reports, Resources, Social Work, State Policies

Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: A Review of Research, Policy, and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Ph.D. and Jill K. Pardini, MPP, CICW and AECF (March 15, 2018)

This report reviews existing literature on immigrant children and families who encounter the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems to assess the needs, current relevant policies and practices, and existing gaps in research related to this population.

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