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Foster Care

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.

Working with Immigrant Children and Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System

By | Foster Care, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight

Working with Immigrant Children and Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System

American Bar Association, Children’s Immigration Law Academy (2021)

This webinar series reviews best practice for attorneys when working with child welfare system involved immigrant children and families, focusing on the different roles of the child welfare agency, the child’s attorney, and the parent’s attorney.

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

Mark Greenberg, Ann Flagg, Elian Maritz, Megan Finno-Velasquez, Andres Santiago, Lisa Armstrong & Dennis Gmerek, Migration Policy Institute (November 9, 2021)

This webinar discusses the intersections between the child welfare and immigration systems, possible state and local practices, considerations for the child welfare field, and recommendations for child placement, procedures, and staff training.

Best Practices for Child Welfare in Working with Families with Immigrant Members

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Best Practices for Child Welfare in Working with Families with Immigrant Members

Migration Policy Institute & American Public Human Services Association (November 2021)

This practice guide provides recommendations and steps child welfare agencies can take to improve how they address the needs of immigrant families and promote child well-being.

Promising Practices When Working with Immigrant Kinship Caregivers

By | Foster Care, Kinship Care, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law

Promising Practices When Working with Immigrant Kinship Caregivers

Elizabeth Christy and Cristina Ritchie Cooper, Child Law Practice Today (July 1, 2017)

This article reviews the legal implications of immigration status on foster placements and provides promising practices and other recommendations for those working closely with immigrant caregivers in the child welfare system.

“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.