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Training & Tools

Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

By | Adoption, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Trauma

Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

Generations United (November 21, 2021)

This new toolkit provides resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations so that they can better serve Latino grandfamilies regardless of child welfare involvement.

Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for Immigrant Children & Families: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Professionals in California

By | Child Well-Being, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books

Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for Immigrant Children & Families: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Professionals in California

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 12, 2019)

With half of all children in California coming from an immigrant family, child welfare agencies in California must be equipped to effectively support immigrant children and families on the pathway to permanency. The objective of this toolkit is to provide guidance to child welfare agencies in California working with immigrant children and families.

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Detained or Deported: What about my children?

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Resources, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Youth & Families

Detained or Deported: What about my children?

Emily Butera, Dana Chou, Jessica Jones & Joanne Kelsey, Women’s Refugee Commission (Updated 2019)

This toolkit, available in both English and Spanish, provides information for detained parents and their advocates on how to prevent their children from entering the child welfare system, how to navigate the child welfare system, and how to make arrangements for their children when their immigration case ends. This toolkit will be available in all detention facilities that hold adults for more than 72 hours.

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A Toolkit for Child Welfare Cases – Judges, Attorneys and Child Welfare Personnel

By | Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Transnational Resources

A Toolkit for Child Welfare Cases – Judges, Attorneys and Child Welfare Personnel

Southern Arizona Transnational Task Force (2018)

The goal of this document was to initiate and improve communications and to develop a tool kit to provide judges, attorneys and DCS case workers in Arizona with detailed information on how best to address child welfare cases that involve a transnational family – those with close members and meaningful ties in at least two countries.

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Child Welfare Training Curricula for Staff Working with Refugees and Immigrants

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Resources, Social Work, Training & Tools, Trainings

Child Welfare Training Curricula for Staff Working with Refugees and Immigrants

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services

BRYCS maintains an online database of training curricula that address multiple issues associated with immigrant children and families’ involvement with child protection and child welfare systems.

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Immigration and Child Welfare: What do We Need to Know in 2017?

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Presentations

Immigration and Child Welfare: What do We Need to Know in 2017?

Amy Lemley, Angie Junck, and Rachel Prandini; John Burton Advocates for Youth and ILRC (June 23, 2017)

This web seminar discusses: 1) what is happening nationally with immigration law and policy; 2) protections for immigrant families in child welfare; and 3) immigration relief options for children and families.

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Immigration Status and Relief Options

By | CICW Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books

Immigration Status and Relief Options

A Social Worker’s Toolkit for Working With Immigrant Families

(Updated June 2015)

This toolkit provides a basic overview of the dynamics of the U.S. immigration system as it impacts children and families in the child welfare system. The toolkit includes practical appendices with resources for accessing vital documents, facilitating communication between child welfare and immigration legal counsel, and a summary of immigration relief options applicable to youth in care.

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