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Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

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Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

Keturah Pierre, New York Nonprofit Media, Sept 22, 2017

Recent legislation introduced by New York Senator Tony Avella to expand the state’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program, benefits foster care providers by supporting the agility and innovation needed to create the stability that young people so desperately need.

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The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

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The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

Annie E. Casey Foundation (July 22, 2017)

This report provides insight into how gender, race, ethnicity and more affect formative developmental experiences in young people. It also provides recommendations for child welfare professionals on how to best support both parents and children through this process.

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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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Keeping Immigrant Families in the Child Protection System Together

By | Adoption, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal Professionals, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, State Policies

Keeping Immigrant Families in the Child Protection System Together

ABA Child Law Practice (April 2014)

Written by Ann Park, this article discusses the barriers to family reunification that children in foster care experience when they have a detained or deported parent. The author identifies federal and state legislation that helps to reduce these barriers and provides practice recommendations for child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and attorneys.

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The Intersection of Immigration Law, Its Enforcement, and Social Work Practice

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, CICW Presentations, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Social Work, Trauma

The Intersection of Immigration Law, its Enforcement, and Social Work Practice

Presented by Yali Lincroft, First Focus, & Alan Dettlaff, Jane Addams College of Social Work
Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC (November 2012)
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Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts

By | Adoption, Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (July 2010)

This is a national benchbook for juvenile and family court judges on various immigration related issues including: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, adoption, VAWA, U Visas, divorce, child custody, immigration consequences of delinquency and crime, and immigration enforcement.

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Children of Immigrants in the U.S. Child Welfare System

By | Adoption, Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Research, Resources, Social Work

Children of Immigrants in the U.S. Child Welfare System

Yali Lincroft & Alan Dettalff, First Focus (June 8, 2010)

A research brief on the current reality of child of immigrants in the U.S. child welfare system, including risk and protective factors and recommendations for future research.

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Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act 

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Foster Care, Law & Policy, Practice, Resources, Social Workers

Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act

Center for the Study of Social Policy & Urban Institute (2009)

This publication examines the effects of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, including, “The Impact of ASFA on Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System.”

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Child Citizenship Act of 2000: Public Law 106-395 [H.R. 2883] (United States Congress, 2000)

By | Adoption, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy

Child Citizenship Act of 2000: Public Law 106-395 [H.R. 2883] (United States Congress, 2000)

United States Congress (December 1, 2000)

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to confer U.S. citizenship automatically and retroactively to certain foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.

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