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Foster Care

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

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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Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, State Policies

Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

Keturah Pierre, New York Nonprofit Media, Sept 22, 2017

Recent legislation introduced by New York Senator Tony Avella to expand the state’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program, benefits foster care providers by supporting the agility and innovation needed to create the stability that young people so desperately need.

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Advocacy Highlights How Medicaid Strengthens Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Foster Care, Parenting, Research Highlight

Advocacy Highlights How Medicaid Strengthens Child Welfare System

Devin Miller, AAP News and Journals Gateway (Sept 20, 2017)

The recent efforts by the Academy and pediatricians to protect Medicaid as Congress debated health care reform shed light on an often untold story — the program’s important role in the child welfare system, especially its emphasis on keeping families together as they heal.

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The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

By | Adoption, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Parenting, Research Highlight, Social Work

The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

Annie E. Casey Foundation (July 22, 2017)

This report provides insight into how gender, race, ethnicity and more affect formative developmental experiences in young people. It also provides recommendations for child welfare professionals on how to best support both parents and children through this process.

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U.S. Citizen Children Impacted by Immigration Enforcement

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Foster Care, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

U.S. Citizen Children Impacted by Immigration Enforcement

by American Immigration Council, March 28, 2017

This fact sheet provides an overview of these citizen children and the risks and challenges they may face as well as mechanisms designed to protect them when a parent is detained/deported.

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Implications of Immigration Status on Foster Care Licensure

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, State Policy

Implications of Immigration Status on Foster Care Licensure

American Bar Association (June 2017)

Foster parents follow guidelines for credentialing that vary by state. Although nothing in federal law prohibits persons with undocumented status from becoming foster parents, many states – but not all – prohibit those who are undocumented from obtaining foster parent status. This lack of credentialing opportunity for those without legal status results in both reduced financial resources to those relatives who potentially want to foster and are not documented and reduced opportunity for children to be placed in kinship care situations when these constraints are prohibitive.

State variations in law and policy are examined here for how they affect foster licensure. A summary version of this resource is also available.

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Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

By | Foster Care, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Youth & Families

Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

Child Welfare Information Gateway, Factsheets for Families (2016)

This factsheet describes the reunification process for foster children and their families, including resources and expectations of what may happen during and after foster care and how to best facilitate the return home.

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Implications of Immigration Enforcement Activities for the Well Being of Children in Immigrant Families: A Review of the Literature

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

Implications of Immigration Enforcement Activities for the Well Being of Children in Immigrant Families: A Review of the Literature

Randy Capps, Heather Koball, Andrea Campetella, Krista Perreira, Sarah Hooker and Juan Manuel Pedroza, Urban Institute and Migration Policy Institute (Sept 2015)

This report explores the impacts of parental deportation on children, the health and social service gaps of children with detained parents, and the changes caused by US immigration enforcement in the composition of undocumented populations.

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Supporting Unaccompanied Minors and Immigrant Youth: From A Funder’s Perspective 

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Presentations, Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors

Supporting Unaccompanied Minors and Immigrant Youth: From A Funder’s Perspective

Yali Lincroft (Program Officer, Walter S. Johnson Foundation), (November 2014)

Presented by Yali Lincroft (Program Officer, Walter S. Johnson Foundation), November 2014

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