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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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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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Preparing for Unaccompanied Children: Guide for Community Leaders and Service Providers

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Violence, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors

Preparing for Unaccompanied Children: Guide for Community Leaders and Service Providers

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (September 2014)

A flier that contains links to resources provided by LIRS for services around the country. Service recommendations include: Legal Orientation and Services, Faith-Based Networks, Medical, Trauma and Well-Being, and Education.

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Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Violence, Foster Care, Language Issues, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, MSW, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California School of Social Work (June 2014)

This brief highlights the findings of a study that explores the extent to which immigration status impacts referral to, and receipt of, concrete services by Latino families reported for child maltreatment. Data were drawn from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being II (NSCAW II), a federally funded and nationally representative sample of families investigated by child welfare agencies for maltreatment between April 2008 and September 2009. The brief concludes with recommendations for policy and practice.

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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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Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

By | Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Family Violence, Foster Care, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Spanish Resources

Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation (formerly the Applied Research Center) (November 2011)

This extensive report is the first national investigation on threats to families when immigration enforcement and the child welfare system intersect. It explores the extent to which children in foster care are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents and the failures of the child welfare system to adequately work to reunify these families.

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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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Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence – A Guide for Families

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Family Violence, Immigrant Youth, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Trauma, Youth & Families

Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence – A Guide for Families

Safe Start Center (2008)

This publication and companion quick reference card was created for parents and other caregivers to describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to violence, as well as some of the effects of exposure on children at various stages of development. The guide emphasizes the critical importance of the parent’s role in supporting children exposed to violence and provides practical strategies to support healing that parents can incorporate in daily interactions.

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