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Child Well-Being

Equity in Permanency: Assessing the Scope of International Kinship Placements for Children in the U.S. Foster Care System.

By | Adoption, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Research Highlight, Transnational Resources

Equity in Permanency: Assessing the Scope of International Kinship Placements for Children in the U.S. Foster Care System.

Elaine Weisman, Antinia Joiner, Julie Rosicky, Jennifer Gillyard, Khadija Barqadle, Liliana Rosario and Tera Proby, International Social Service – USA (March 2022)

This report and accompanying slide deck detail the results and recommendations of a study conducted by International Social Service USA to better understand cross-border placements and family finding and to identify systems that facilitate and support international connections for children and youth in the child welfare system.

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Safe-Zone Schools and Children with Undocumented Parents

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Legal/Law, Research, Safety

Safe-Zone Schools and Children with Undocumented Parents

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, José R. Bucheli & Ana P. Martinez-Donate, National Symposium on Family Issues (November 27, 2021)

This research explores different geographical areas that have adopted safe-zone policies and assesses how these polices protect students from the potential negative impacts of immigration enforcement. (Note this chapter is not open access.)

A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Practice, Youth & Families

A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs

Rebecca Ullrich & Alejandra Londono Gomez, The Center for Law and Social Policy (February 2022)

This practice guide reviews the new DHS policy regarding “protected areas”, explains ways to design and implement safe space policies, and provides example policy language for early childhood providers.

Research Documents Harm of Public Charge Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By | Child Well-Being, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Public Charge, Research

Research Documents Harm of Public Charge Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Protecting Immigrant Families (January 2022)

This report outlines how the Trump-era public charge policy continues to negatively impact immigrant families during the COVID-19 pandemic despite its reversal by the Biden administration in March 2021.

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Relaunching the Central American Minors Program: Opportunities to Enhance Child Safety and Family Reunification

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Research, Research Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Relaunching the Central American Minors Program: Opportunities to Enhance Child Safety and Family Reunification

Mark Greenberg, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin, Celia Reynolds and Essay Workie, Migration Policy Institute (December 2021)

This report examines the relaunch and essential parts of the Central American Minors Program, including expanded eligibility, and provides recommendations for the current version.

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The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

Kids in Need of Defense (January 11, 2022)

This report provides a summary of Biden’s policies on unaccompanied children in his first year in office and provides recommendations to further address problems within the migration system.

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The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

By | Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Trauma

The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

Kathryn Hampton, Elsa Raker, Hajar Habbach, Linda Camaj Deda, Michele Heisler, and Ranit Mishori; PLOS ONE (November 24, 2021)

This study explored narratives from parents and children separated as a result of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy. Data indicated significant negative mental health outcomes even after reunification.

The Invisible Work of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers and its Importance for Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

The Invisible Work of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers and its Importance for Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families

Maki Park & Jasmine Flores Pena, Migration Policy Institute (December 2021)

This brief reviews the importance of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care for immigrant and dual language learner families and the barriers these caregivers encounter in accessing public subsidies and other supportive resources. It also provides recommendations to improve support of FFN caregivers.