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Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention

Why Immigration Policy Should Matter to Youth-Serving Systems

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Why Immigration Policy Should Matter to Youth-Serving Systems

Marie Williams, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (Aug 9, 2017)

In the current climate of immigration enforcement, youth-serving systems now have a duty to investigate whether they are adequately serving the vulnerable population of immigrant children.

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Trump’s Executive Orders and Immigrants’ Access to Health, Food, and Other Public Programs

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Trump’s Executive Orders and Immigrants’ Access to Health, Food, and Other Public Programs

National Immigration Law Center (March 22, 2017)

This publication seeks to clarify changes to rules and policies that affect immigrants’ access to health, nutrition, and other critical programs in response to executive orders on “public charges”. It is intended as a resource for speaking with immigrants and immigrant families.

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Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Detention, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Research, Resources, Safety, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention

 Marc R. Rosenblum, Migration Policy Institute (April 2015)

This report explores the patterns of Central American migration from 2011 to 2014, analyzes the related policy challenges, and provides recommendations of appropriate U.S. and regional policy responses.

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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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Understanding and Improving the Quality of Service Delivery for Immigrant Families Involved with the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, CICW Presentations, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Understanding and Improving the Quality of Service Delivery for Immigrant Families Involved with the Child Welfare System

2014 ALLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES #3

Presented by Alan Dettlaff, Jane Addams College of Social Work; Wendy Cervantes, First Focus; & Lyn Morland, Senior Consultant, CICW (July 2014)
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Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Violence, Foster Care, Language Issues, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, MSW, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California School of Social Work (June 2014)

This brief highlights the findings of a study that explores the extent to which immigration status impacts referral to, and receipt of, concrete services by Latino families reported for child maltreatment. Data were drawn from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being II (NSCAW II), a federally funded and nationally representative sample of families investigated by child welfare agencies for maltreatment between April 2008 and September 2009. The brief concludes with recommendations for policy and practice.

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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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¿Y qué si me agarra y me arresta el I.C.E. en Arizona?

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

¿Y qué si me agarra y me arresta el I.C.E. en Arizona?

Desarollando un Plan de Familia: Una Guia de Preparación de Familia Contra la Posibilidad de Estar Detenido, o Ser Deportado, y Quedar Separado de Sus Hijos/as

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 Spanish 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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Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Presentations, Research, Resources, Training & Tools

Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, MSW; Jane Addams College of Social Work; University of Illinois at Chicago (March 2013)

A presentation from the 23rd Annual Latino Family Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services describing research and findings about the characteristics of risk, maltreatment, and mental health needs among Latino children of immigrants in the child welfare system.

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