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Practitioners in New Mexico’s TANF program offer perspectives on Engaging Hispanic Families

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Social Work

Practitioners in New Mexico’s TANF program offer perspectives on Engaging Hispanic Families

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Lisa Gennetain, Sophia Sepp and Santiago Deambrosi, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (September 22, 2021)

This brief discusses a survey given to practitioners within the New Mexico TANF program to highlight, at a local and state level, how these practitioners are engaging with Hispanic families seeking services.

How Systemic Inequities in Language Access are Impacting Asian, Pacific Islander, and African Immigrant and Refugee Communities During the Pandemic

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Language Issues, Research Highlight

How Systemic Inequities in Language Access are Impacting Asian, Pacific Islander, and African Immigrant and Refugee Communities During the Pandemic

 Derek Lin, MPH, Research and Policy Analyst, New Mexico Voices for Children and Judy Barnstone, Ph.D., Associate Professor, New Mexico Highlands University (August 2021)

This report documents the findings of a mixed-method study exploring language access-related challenges experienced by refugee and immigrant communities in New Mexico during the pandemic.

Latino Child Poverty Rose During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Especially Among Children in Immigrant Families

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

Latino Child Poverty Rose During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Especially Among Children in Immigrant Families

Lina Guzman & Yiyu Chen, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (August 3, 2021)

This data snapshot, from a larger series documenting Latino families’ experiences during and after the pandemic, indicates that the pandemic’s economic toll impacted Latino children in immigrant families particularly heavily.

Mississippi ICE Raids Two Years Later: Increased Strains and Shrinking Hope

By | Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

Mississippi ICE Raids Two Years Later: Increased Strains and Shrinking Hope

Mississippi Center for Justice (August 6, 2021)

This report reviews the lasting impacts and problems 2 years after the 2019 ICE raids in Mississippi and provides recommendations for a path forward. Read previous report here too.

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Research Highlight

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families: Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021)

This brief reviews topics addressed during a workshop on immigrant families’ access to U.S. social programs and the implications for children’s mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being.

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

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

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

Óscar F. Gil-García, Francesca Bové, Luz Velazquez,  Sarah Vener & Alexandra Miranda; Latino Studies (May 3, 2021)

This research documents the traumatic impacts of family separation under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen

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

New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen

Food Research & Action Center (May 2021)

This new analysis of the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control data found that SNAP participation dropped by 22.5% (718,000+ children) among U.S. citizen children in households with a non-citizen.

A Vision Forward: Policies Needed to Protect the Best Interests of ‘Category 4′ Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

A Vision Forward: Policies Needed to Protect the Best Interests of ‘Category 4′ Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America; Migration & Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (June 2021)

This report details the findings from a survey of long-term foster care (LTFC) and unaccompanied refugee minor (URM) program providers and highlights how the federal system departs from core child welfare principles. It also offers policy recommendations to better protect the interests of these vulnerable children.

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

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

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

Mark Greenberg, Kylie Grow, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin and Essey Workie; Migration Policy Institute (June 2021)

This report reviews federal post-release services for unaccompanied minors and highlights ongoing gaps in meeting these children’s needs. It also provides recommendations for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), state and local governments, and community providers in order to improve outcomes for unaccompanied minors.