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Keeping Immigrant Families in the Child Protection System Together

By | Federal Policy, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, State Policy

Keeping Immigrant Families in the Child Protection System Together

Ann Park, American Bar Association (March 26, 2019)

This article discusses legislation enacted in California that addresses some of these questions, as well as recent federal policy that helps safeguard the parental rights of undocumented immigrants involved in federal immigration enforcement proceedings. Additionally, this article reviews federal child welfare law and policy that support best practices for working with immigrant families.

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Watch Our Webinar: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Watch Our Webinar: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

Annie E. Casey Foundation (3/26/2018)

The first webinar in a new series on implementing evidence-based practices in child welfare explores how child welfare leaders and program developers can work together to adapt an evidence-based approach to the specific needs of a state — and further hone the approach as it moves to another jurisdiction.

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Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records

By | Foster Care, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Social Work, State Policies, State Policy

Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2017)

This publication presents an overview of state laws that designate the officials and entities that may have access to the confidential records of child abuse and neglect reports and investigations, the circumstances under which information may be disclosed, and the appropriate use of confidential information. Public disclosure of information in cases of child abuse-related fatalities or near fatalities also is addressed. Summaries of laws related to these issues for all states and U.S. territories are included.

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Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

By | CICW Publications, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Reports, Resources, Social Work, State Policies

Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: A Review of Research, Policy, and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Ph.D. and Jill K. Pardini, MPP, CICW and AECF (March 15, 2018)

This report reviews existing literature on immigrant children and families who encounter the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems to assess the needs, current relevant policies and practices, and existing gaps in research related to this population.

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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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Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation – A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Youth & Families | No Comments

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation – A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

Appleseed Network (2017)

Revised checklists in this recently updated resource provide practical considerations for supporting immigrant families who face uncertain immigration enforcement experiences.

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Caseworker’s Toolkit for Children in Federal Custody

By | Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) | No Comments

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Caseworker’s Toolkit for Children in Federal Custody

US Conference of Catholic Bishops & Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (2017)

This toolkit is geared toward foster care caseworkers to ensure that SIJS-eligible children receive the assistance and case monitoring they need during the SIJS application process.

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How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight | No Comments

How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities

Joanna Dreby, Center for American Progress, Aug 20, 2012

This report looks at how immigration enforcement impacts family life in the U.S., both among immigrant and mixed-status families, and in their wider communities.

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Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Foster Care, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Workers | No Comments

Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

Virginia C. Strand and Ginny Sprang, Springer International Publishing, Oct 25, 2017

This comprehensive reference offers a robust framework for introducing and sustaining trauma-responsive services and culture in child welfare systems.

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