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Immigrant Youth

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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The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Protecting Children Journals, Social Work, Trauma

The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare: Emerging Issues and Implications

Protecting Children (Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007)

The six articles contained in this volume addressed violence in immigrant families, tools to assist with culturally competent child welfare practice, issues for public child welfare administrators, Latino children of immigrants in the Texas child welfare system, and immigrant children in federal custody and the obstacles associated with their involvement.

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Sample Article: Latino Children of Immigrants in the Texas Child Welfare System

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Latino Children of Immigrants in the Texas Child Welfare System

Protecting Children (Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007)

Tracy Vericker, MPA, Daniel Keuhn, BA, & Randy Capps, PhD

The distinctive characteristics and experiences of immigrant families have significant implications for child welfare practice and the outcomes for families involved with child welfare authorities. This article presents the results of a study that uses a unique dataset, composed of child welfare administrative data matched to birth records from Texas, to assess differences in the child welfare outcomes for children of immigrants and those for natives.

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Foster Care Placement Settings and Permanency Planning: Patterns by Child Generation and Ethnicity

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Research, Resources, Social Work, Trauma

Foster Care Placement Settings and Permanency Planning: Patterns by Child Generation and Ethnicity

Tracy Vericker, Daniel Kuehn, Randolph Capps, Urban Institute (May 7, 2007)

A brief from a series of studies which provide estimates of first- and second-generation immigrant children in out-of-home care and the experiences of those children in the Texas child welfare system.

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Child Sexual Abuse: Removals by Child Generation and Ethnicity

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Research, Resources, Safety, State Policies, Trauma

Child Sexual Abuse: Removals by Child Generation and Ethnicity

Daniel Kuehn, Tracy Vericker, Randolph Capps, Urban Institute (May 7, 2007)

These briefs are from a series of studies which provide estimates of first- and second-generation immigrant children in out-of-home care and the experiences of those children in the Texas child welfare system.

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Title IV-E Funding : Funded Foster Care Placements by Child Generation and Ethnicity

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Research, Resources, Safety, Social Work, State Policies

Title IV-E Funding: Funded Foster Care Placements by Child Generation and Ethnicity

Tracy Vericker, Daniel Kuehn, and Randolph Capps, Urban Institute (May 2007)

This brief is from a series of studies which provide estimates of first- and second-generation immigrant children in out-of-home care and the experiences of those children in the Texas child welfare system. This brief discusses findings related to the share of children eligible for Title IV-E by generation and ethnicity.

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Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children

By | Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Research, Resources, State Policies

Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children

Urban Institute & National Council of La Raza (2007)

This report details the consequences of immigration enforcement operations on children’s psychological, educational, economic, and social well-being. The report profiles three communities that experienced large-scale work-site raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Greeley, CO; Grand Island, NE; and New Bedford, MA.

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Sample Article: The Impact of Migration and Acculturation on Latino Children and Families

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The Impact of Migration and Acculturation on Latino Children and Families: Implications for Child Welfare Practice

Protecting Children (Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006)

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, & Joan R. Rycraft, PhD

The growth of the Latino immigrant population in the United States requires that child welfare agencies examine and adapt their practices to ensure that they respond to the specific issues experienced by recent immigrants.

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Sample Article: Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

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Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

Protecting Children (Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006)

Sonia Velazquez, CSS, Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhD, & Robert Mindell, BA

This volume of Protecting Children addresses child welfare concerns related to a topic that is complex and controversial—and which is dominating the headlines of our national media.

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Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

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Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

Protecting Children (Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006)

Topics in this issue include the impact of migration and acculturation on Latino children and families, risk of affective disorders in the migration and acculturation experiences of Mexican migrants, and Latino parenting styles.

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