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Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books

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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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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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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Healing the Damage: Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, CICW Publications, CICW Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Family Violence, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Trauma

Healing the Damage: Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System

A Social Worker’s Toolkit for Working With Immigrant Families

(Updated February 2015)

This toolkit provides public child welfare and community-based agencies working with immigrant families guidelines for integrating child welfare practice – from engagement to case closure – with trauma-informed care and trauma-specific services. In addition, the tool kit describes strategies to build an organization’s capacity to better respond to the needs of immigrant families exposed to child maltreatment, domestic and community violence, and other traumatic stresses.

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Childhood and Migration in Central and North America: Causes, Policies, Practices and Challenges

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors

Childhood and Migration in Central and North America: Causes, Policies, Practices and Challenges

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies and Migration & Asylum Program Justice and Human Rights Center (February 2015)

This  book analyzes the conditions for children and adolescents in Central and North America who are affected by migration throughout every stage of the process, including in their countries of origin, during transit, in destination countries, and following repatriation.

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Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

Women’s Refugee Commission (June 2014)

Coinciding with the release of ICE’s Directive on Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Activities, the Women’s Refugee Commission has released a two-page guide for detained and deported parents with child custody concerns. This guide, which ICE will make available in all immigration detention facilities housing adults for more than 72 hours, provides parents with steps they can take to protect their parental rights; information on family court proceedings, parent-child visitation, and coordinating care of children; as well as helpful ICE resources for detainees.

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Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (2014)

This resource is designed to help both documented and undocumented immigrant youth know their rights. Topics include Do You Know Your Immigration Status, 10 Things Every Undocumented Youth Should Know, 11 Things Every Youth with A Green Card Should Know, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).

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Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Traffic Victim Identification Tool

By | Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Trauma

Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Traffic Victim Identification Tool

Vera Institute of Justice (June 2014)

This manual is intended mainly for victim service agency staff and other social service
providers, who will administer the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT) to clients who are
potential trafficking victims.

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What If I’m Picked Up By I.C.E. In Arizona? Making A Family Plan: Preparing For the Possibility of Being Detained, Deported, and Separated from Your Children

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Resources, State Policies, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

What If I’m Picked Up By I.C.E. In Arizona? Making A Family Plan: Preparing For the Possibility of Being Detained, Deported, and Separated from Your Children

Steptoe & Johnson LLP and The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (2014)

Created by Barbara Kagan, Lindsay Marshall, Lauren Dasse, Laurie Melrood, and Cindy Schlosser, this English language manual provides guidance for immigrant parents in Arizona on developing a plan to protect their parental rights in the event that they are apprehended by ICE.

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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 (2014)

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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