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Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention

Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Immigrant Youth, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Findings From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (Part II)

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, and Ilze Earner, PhD

Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) on the characteristics, risk factors, and types of maltreatment in cases involving children of immigrants in the child welfare system. The findings reported in these briefs represent the first national data available on the presence of children of immigrants in the child welfare system. In addition, these findings identify significant differences in the presence of risk factors and types of maltreatment between children of immigrants and children of U.S.-born parents.

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Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Immigrant Youth, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Findings From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (Part I)

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, and Ilze Earner, PhD

Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) on the characteristics, risk factors, and types of maltreatment in cases involving children of immigrants in the child welfare system. The findings reported in these briefs represent the first national data available on the presence of children of immigrants in the child welfare system. In addition, these findings identify significant differences in the presence of risk factors and types of maltreatment between children of immigrants and children of U.S.-born parents.

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Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning & Healthy Development

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning & Healthy Development

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (2013)

This illustrated handbook provides immigrant and refugee families with information about topics such as: family well-being, safety and protection, guidance and discipline, healthy brain development, early learning and school readiness, and connecting to early care and education. It is available in multiple languages.

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Falling Through the Cracks: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Trauma

Falling Through the Cracks: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System

American Immigration Council (December 2012)

This article highlights the unique challenges that federal and state immigration enforcement actions pose to child well-being and family unity, including the repercussions for children and families involved in the child welfare system.

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Overview of Child Welfare Immigration Policies and Programs

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Presentations, State Policies, Training & Tools

Overview of Child Welfare Immigration Policies and Programs

First Focus (October 5, 2012)

Presented by Yali Lincroft (First Focus) South Carolina Department of Social Services and Court Staff, Columbia, SC, October 2012

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The Immigration/Child Welfare Nexus

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, CICW Presentations, Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies, Trauma

The Immigration / Child Welfare Nexus

Presented by Howard Davidson, American Bar Association; Yali Lincroft, First Focus; Kristen Jackson, Public Counsel; & Janet Barragán, Child Welfare Services, San Diego County
American Public Human Services Agency Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, (September 2012)
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Child Welfare Systems’ Response to Immigrant Children and Families: Indicators of Advancement and Emerging Challenges

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Immigration Enforcement, Presentations, Social Work, Training & Tools

Child Welfare Systems’ Response to Immigrant Children and Families: Indicators of Advancement and Emerging Challenges

18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (April 2012)

Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Yali Lincroft (First Focus), Emily Butera (Women’s Refugee Commission), & Jennifer Podkul (Women’s Refugee Commission) 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington DC, April 2012

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Properly Assessing Immigrant Children & Their Families to Best Meet the Complex Needs While in the System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Presentations, Resources, Social Work, Training & Tools

Properly Assessing Immigrant Children & Their Families to Best Meet the Complex Needs While in the System

Ken Borelli, Consultant, Immigration and Child Welfare/BRYCS & Coauthor of SIJS Legislation; Lara Bruce, MSW, Program Specialist, American Humane Association (March 2011)

A presentation from the National CASA Conference March 19th – 22nd, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois, summarizing the process of child welfare system involvement through the lens of the experience of immigrant children.

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Undocumented and Abused: A Texas Case Study of Children in the Child Protective Services System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies, Trauma

Undocumented and Abused: A Texas Case Study of Children in the Child Protective Services System

Center for Public Policy Priorities (September 2010)

Using Texas as a case study, this report examines undocumented children in the child welfare system and discusses why a blanket policy to send them home will not work. It also discusses how to improve the process through which these children can obtain legal residency. Finally, the article explains how federal immigration and child welfare law should be aligned to ensure that the federal government provides states the necessary financial support to care for this vulnerable population.

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Immigrants and the Child Welfare System: Current Issues Facing Dependency Judges

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Presentations, Resources, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Training & Tools, Trainings, Unaccompanied Minors

Immigrants and the Child Welfare System: Current Issues Facing Dependency Judges

Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (March 2010)

A presentation covering the state of research and knowledge related to immigrants and the child welfare system in 2006 – 2010, with specific focus on issues facing dependency judges.

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