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Child Maltreatment

The High Costs of the Proposed Flores Regulation

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The High Costs of the Proposed Flores Regulation

Philip E. Wolgin, Center for American Progress (October 19, 2018)

The Center for American Progress estimates that, over a decade, the proposed rule to dissolve the Flores Settlement, which would allow the Trump administration to indefinitely incarcerate children, would cost DHS slightly more than $2 billion at the low end, and as much as $12.9 billion at the high end.

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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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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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A Birth Cohort Study of Asian and Pacific Islander Children Reported for Abuse and Neglect

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A Birth Cohort Study of Asian and Pacific Islander Children Reported for Abuse and Neglect by Maternal Nativity and Ethnic origin

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Lindsey Palmer, John Prindle, Christina Tam, Emily Putnam-Hornstein; Child Abuse and Neglect (Oct 2017)

This study’s findings show disparities in CPS involvement for children of Asian origin that have implications for health and well-being across the life course. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)

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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 | No Comments

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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Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

By | Child Maltreatment, Immigrant Youth, Research Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research | No Comments

Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

KIND (June 7, 2017)

Before and during migration, many unaccompanied children who come to the U.S. have endured violence. This study examines their experiences.

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The Healthy Immigrant Paradox and Child Maltreatment: A Systematic Review

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The Healthy Immigrant Paradox and Child Maltreatment: A Systematic Review

Lina S. Millett, Journal of Immigrant Minority Health (Feb 25, 2016)

Systematic review suggests immigrant advantage for emotional and sexual abuse but higher rates of physical neglect and lack of supervision.

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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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Migrant Youth, Transnational Families, and the State Care and Contested Interests

By | Child Maltreatment, Child Well-Being, Detention, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Research Highlight, Social Work, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors

Migrant Youth, Transnational Families, and the State Care and Contested Interests

University of Pennsylvania Press (2014)

Through interviews with children and their families, attorneys, social workers, policy-makers, law enforcement, and diplomats, anthropologist Lauren Heidbrink foregrounds the voices of migrant children and youth who must navigate the legal and emotional terrain of U.S. immigration policy.

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