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Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention

Language competence in forensic interviews for suspected child sexual abuse.

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Language Issues, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma

Language competence in forensic interviews for suspected child sexual abuse.

Lisa A. Fontes and Amy C. Tishelman, Child Abuse and Neglect (June 2016)

Forensic interviews with children for suspected child sexual abuse require meeting children “where they are” in terms of their developmental level, readiness to disclose, culture, and language. In this qualitative study, 39 U.S. child forensic interviewers and child advocacy center directors discussed their experiences, practices, and opinions regarding interviews with children and families who are not native speakers of English. Recommendations for practice and further research are included.

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Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers

Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

ABA Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association (May 2018)

This resource provides guidance on how to navigate a number of scenarios in which children and their families may benefit from support services but face intersecting immigration and child welfare legal challenges. The analysis informs not only child welfare professionals including case workers, attorneys, and judges, but also immigration law professionals whose clients may interact with the state child welfare system. Understanding the complexities that arise when families interact with both systems is a critical step in better advocacy for and support of immigrant children and families.

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Research Brief: Immigrants at a Loss

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Highlighted Resources, Parenting, Research Briefs, Research Highlight, Resources, Social Work

Immigrants at a Loss: The Need for Services that Promote Child Well-being Among Latino Families with Child Welfare Contact

Megan Finno-Velasquez, PhD and Sophia Sepp, Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (May 15, 2018)

This research brief highlights the central findings of a three-study dissertation that explored the needs of high-risk Latino families with child welfare contact and the barriers that exist in receiving services to meet those needs through a quantitative examination of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAWII).

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Watch Our Webinar: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Watch Our Webinar: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

Annie E. Casey Foundation (3/26/2018)

The first webinar in a new series on implementing evidence-based practices in child welfare explores how child welfare leaders and program developers can work together to adapt an evidence-based approach to the specific needs of a state — and further hone the approach as it moves to another jurisdiction.

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Child Maltreatment 2016

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Foster Care, Research, Social Work, State Policies

Child Maltreatment 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Children’s Bureau (Feb 1, 2018)

This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2016.

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Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Youth & Families

Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (Jan 2018)

This resource was created for parents and teens who are new to the United States, and for the service providers who work with them.

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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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Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Foster Care, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Workers | No Comments

Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

Virginia C. Strand and Ginny Sprang, Springer International Publishing, Oct 25, 2017

This comprehensive reference offers a robust framework for introducing and sustaining trauma-responsive services and culture in child welfare systems.

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Neither ” criminals nor ” illegals ” : children and adolescents in the migrant smuggling market on the US-MX Border

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Research Highlight, Safety, Trauma | No Comments

Neither ” criminals nor ” illegals ” : children and adolescents in the migrant smuggling market on the US-MX Border

Gabriella Sanchez and Blanca Navarrete, Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción,A.C. (DHIA) & UTEP, August 2017

This study provides human rights insight on the context of irregular migration on the U.S.-Mexico border. It highlights the situations and challenges faced by adolescents, working in the migrant smuggling market in the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso borderplex.

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Advocacy Highlights How Medicaid Strengthens Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Foster Care, Parenting, Research Highlight | No Comments

Advocacy Highlights How Medicaid Strengthens Child Welfare System

Devin Miller, AAP News and Journals Gateway (Sept 20, 2017)

The recent efforts by the Academy and pediatricians to protect Medicaid as Congress debated health care reform shed light on an often untold story — the program’s important role in the child welfare system, especially its emphasis on keeping families together as they heal.

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