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Foster Care

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

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

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

Óscar F. Gil-García, Francesca Bové, Luz Velazquez,  Sarah Vener & Alexandra Miranda; Latino Studies (May 3, 2021)

This research documents the traumatic impacts of family separation under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

A Vision Forward: Policies Needed to Protect the Best Interests of ‘Category 4′ Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

A Vision Forward: Policies Needed to Protect the Best Interests of ‘Category 4′ Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America; Migration & Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (June 2021)

This report details the findings from a survey of long-term foster care (LTFC) and unaccompanied refugee minor (URM) program providers and highlights how the federal system departs from core child welfare principles. It also offers policy recommendations to better protect the interests of these vulnerable children.

Including Family Outside the U.S. in Permanency Planning for Children in Care Webinar

By | Foster Care, Legal Professionals, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Transnational Resources

Including Family Outside the U.S. in Permanency Planning for Children in Care Webinar

International Social Service-USA (September 19, 2019)

This webinar reviews family finding, permanency planning, and concurrent planning for all cases, including those with families who reside outside of the state and country; provides resources for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), Guardians Ad Litem, attorneys and other stakeholders; and highlight ISS network services.

Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight

Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role

ABA (April 1, 2021)

This webinar is intended to offer guidance to attorneys that work on behalf of child welfare agencies or the state.  The webinar discusses ways to support immigrant youth in foster care.

Connecting Cross-Border Families

By | Family Separation, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Topics, Transnational Resources, Unaccompanied Minors

Connecting Cross-Border Families 

Child Welfare Information Gateway (November 13, 2020) 

In this podcast, Elaine Weisman of the ISS-USA discusses topics relating to cross-border cases, including resources for caseworkers seeking to reunify families separated at the border and how current laws and policies can impact agencies working across borders. 

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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The Nebraska Foster Care Review Office Quarterly Report

By | Child Welfare System Research, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

The Nebraska Foster Care Review Office Quarterly Report

Nebraska Foster Care Review Office (March 1, 2018)

The latest report from Nebraska’s state Foster Care Review Office (FCRO) shows that nearly one in four children who exit the system are brought back into it a second time.

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