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Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Presentations, Research, Resources, Training & Tools

Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, MSW; Jane Addams College of Social Work; University of Illinois at Chicago (March 2013)

A presentation from the 23rd Annual Latino Family Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services describing research and findings about the characteristics of risk, maltreatment, and mental health needs among Latino children of immigrants in the child welfare system.

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Falling Through the Cracks: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Trauma

Falling Through the Cracks: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System

American Immigration Council (December 2012)

This article highlights the unique challenges that federal and state immigration enforcement actions pose to child well-being and family unity, including the repercussions for children and families involved in the child welfare system.

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Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America

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

Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America

Women’s Refugee Commission (October 14, 2012)

In light of the dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border into the United States due to extreme violence in Central America, this report highlights the responsibility of the U.S. government to provide protection for these children and provides specific recommendations.

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The Flow of Unaccompanied Children Through the Immigration System- A Resource for Practitioners, Policy Makers, and Researchers

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Research, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

The Flow of Unaccompanied Children Through the Immigration System- A Resource for Practitioners, Policy Makers, and Researchers

Vera Institute of Justice (March 2012)

In light of the complexity of the legal process for unaccompanied children detained by U.S. immigration, this report provides a thorough overview of the system as a resource for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers working to help these children.

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Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

By | Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Family Violence, Foster Care, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Spanish Resources

Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation (formerly the Applied Research Center) (November 2011)

This extensive report is the first national investigation on threats to families when immigration enforcement and the child welfare system intersect. It explores the extent to which children in foster care are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents and the failures of the child welfare system to adequately work to reunify these families.

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Disappearing Parents: A Report on Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

By | Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources

Disappearing Parents: A Report on Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Southwest Institute for Research on Women & Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona (2011)

This report describes families entangled in two vast bureaucracies – the federal immigration enforcement system and the state child welfare system. The report is based on over a year of research, including over fifty surveys and twenty interviews with juvenile court judges, attorneys representing children and parents in juvenile court, and case workers in Child Protective Services.

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Children at the Border: The Screening, Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Legal Professionals, Practice, Research, Resources, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Children at the Border: The Screening, Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors

Appleseed (2011)

This study by Appleseed explores the extent to which the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2008 has improved the screening and protection of unaccompanied Mexican minors at the border and after repatriation and provides recommendations for improving treatment of these minors and compliance with the TVPRA.

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Undocumented and Abused: A Texas Case Study of Children in the Child Protective Services System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies, Trauma

Undocumented and Abused: A Texas Case Study of Children in the Child Protective Services System

Center for Public Policy Priorities (September 2010)

Using Texas as a case study, this report examines undocumented children in the child welfare system and discusses why a blanket policy to send them home will not work. It also discusses how to improve the process through which these children can obtain legal residency. Finally, the article explains how federal immigration and child welfare law should be aligned to ensure that the federal government provides states the necessary financial support to care for this vulnerable population.

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The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration

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

The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration

Kalina M. Brabeck and Qingwen Xu, Rhode Island College (July 2010)

This quantitative analysis found that parents with higher levels of legal vulnerability report a greater impact of detention/deportation on the family environment and children’s well-being. It also provides practice and policy implications.

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Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Safety

Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

Urban Institute (February 2010)

This report by the Urban Institute examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations, providing in-depth details on parent-child separations, economic hardships, and children’s well-being.

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