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Culture: Issues and Competencies

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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Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

By | Adoption, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Trauma

Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

Generations United (November 21, 2021)

This new toolkit provides resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations so that they can better serve Latino grandfamilies regardless of child welfare involvement.

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.

Cultural Competence Secrets to Success with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Cultural Competence Secrets to Success with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

Rawaa Nancy Albilal, Danny Salim, John Till, Margie McHugh & Karen Murrel, The Aspen Institute (November 10, 2021)

This webinar discusses how providers are utilizing cultural competency to better understand and connect to the immigrant families they serve. Topics discussed include, trauma-informed care, financial literacy, issues of gender norms, and immigrant and refugee mental health.

Most U.S. Hispanic Children Can Trace Their Heritage to Mexico, but Many Other Hispanic Children’s Family Roots Extend Across Latin America

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight

Most U.S. Hispanic Children Can Trace Their Heritage to Mexico, but Many Other Hispanic Children’s Family Roots Extend Across Latin America

Yiyu Chen & Lina Guzman, Hispanic Research Center (October 6, 2o21)

This report draws from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) to provide a full picture of U.S. Hispanic children’s roots throughout Latin America.

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Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

Pavan Madan, The Psychiatric Times (October 12, 2021)

This report explains the effects that immigration has on adolescents and children, including the prevalence of psychiatric disorders on this population and the factors that reduce negative outcomes.

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