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Culture: Issues and Competencies

Resources for Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Language Issues, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Youth & Families

Resources For Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

The Immigration Learning Center (n.d.)

This comprehensive list provided by the Immigration Learning Center includes a variety of resources in different categories that could be useful to immigrants, parents, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy  

The Young Center (October, 2020) 

Encouraging practitioners to operate from a trauma-informed lens when working with unaccompanied and separated immigrant children, this practice guide illustrates critical steps towards ensuring safe repatriation. The guide offers essential tips when working directly with clients and information regarding advocacy work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), consulates, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, State Policy

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

Caitlin Katsiaficas, Migration Policy Institute (October 2020)

Immigrant and refugee families are an at-risk population that are not often enrolled in home visiting program.  The purpose of home visiting programs is to support children and their caretakers and for immigrant and refugee families this could mean assistance with integration-related supports that help parents access early childhood, health, and social services systems.  This policy brief discusses approaches that some states have utilized to help immigrant and refugees access home visiting programs.

Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Trauma, Youth & Families

Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma

Dominique Parris, Victor St., John, & Jessica Dym Bartlett, Child Trends (June 23, 2020)

Expanding Latino Parents’ Access to Child Development Research through the News Media

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Parenting, Research Highlight, Social Work

Expanding Latino Parents’ Access to Child Development Research through the News Media

Who Is Caring for Latino Children? The Characteristics of Early Care and Education Teachers and Caregivers Serving a High Proportion of Hispanic Children

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

Who Is Caring for Latino Children? The Characteristics of Early Care and Education Teachers and Caregivers Serving a High Proportion of Hispanic Children

National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (July 2018)

This brief examines three aspects of the ECE workforce that are linked with how children learn, their socioemotional development, and classroom environment and quality of care. 1. Training, experience, and education. 2. Attitudes, including motivations for working with children. 3. Linguistic and racial and ethnic diversity.

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Letters to Providers Reuniting Families

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Detention, Early Childhood, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Trauma, Youth & Families

Letters to Providers Reuniting Families

University of Michigan and the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (July 2018)

These letters to providers (for case managers, etc) in English and in Spanish describe how children might express their grief and fear and provide suggestions about how to help parents help children in the context of family separation and reunification.

English Letter Spanish Letter

Cecilia and the Long Walk (Audio Recordings)

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Detention, Early Childhood, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Parenting, Social Work, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Trauma, Youth & Families

Cecilia and the Long Walk (Audio Recordings)

Julie Ribaudo, Sara Stein and Paige Safyer, University of Michigan (July 2018)

New English and Spanish resources for use with reunified children and parents, developed by experts in infant mental health and child development at the University of Michigan. These audio books may help parents help their children through the transition and reunification and process the traumatic experience of separation, and may be especially helpful for those agencies that are on the front lines helping to reunify children and parents. There are also accompanying books (English and Spanish) and coloring books (English and Spanish).

Spanish Recording English Recording Spanish & English Recording

Cecilia and the Long Walk (Coloring Books)

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Detention, Early Childhood, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Parenting, Practice, Social Work, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Trauma, Youth & Families

Cecilia and the Long Walk (Coloring Books)

Julie Ribaudo, Sara Stein and Paige Safyer, University of Michigan (July 2018)

New English and Spanish resources for use with reunified children and parents, developed by experts in infant mental health and child development at the University of Michigan. These coloring books may help parents help their children through the transition and reunification and process the traumatic experience of separation, and may be especially helpful for those agencies that are on the front lines helping to reunify children and parents. There are also accompanying books (English and Spanish) and audio recordings (English, Spanish, and Combo).

English Coloring Book Spanish Coloring Book