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Kinship Care

Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Legal Professionals, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Topics, Youth & Families

Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration

Generations United (2018)

This report highlights the additional hurdles faced by grandfamilies who come together as a result of a parent’s detention or deportation. Those hurdles include restricted access to support and services to help meet the children’s needs, language barriers, and fear of government agencies.

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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 | No Comments

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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Make a Plan: Migrant Parents’ Guide to Preventing Family Separation

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Parental Interests Directive, Practice Highlight, Youth & Families | No Comments

Make a Plan: Migrant Parents’ Guide to Preventing Family Separation

Women’s Refugee Commission, undated

Available in both English and Spanish, this guide helps immigrant parents understand their rights and prepare for the possibility of separation.

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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 | No Comments

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.

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Quick Guide to Federal Child Welfare and Immigration Law

By | Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) | No Comments

Quick Guide to Federal Child Welfare and Immigration Law

by ABA (March 15, 2017)

This document offers a brief overview of law and resources for child welfare attorneys and others who seek options for immigrant children or parents.

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Family Preparedness Plan

By | Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Practice Highlight, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families | No Comments

Family Preparedness Plan

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (March 2017)

This planning guide (also available in Spanish and Chinese) helps immigrant parents in undocumented or mixed-status families prepare for the unexpected through concrete steps like arranging for alternative care for children if it should be needed.

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Placement of Children with Undocumented Relatives in the United States

By | Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Policy Briefs & Analyses, Social Work

Placement of Children with Undocumented Relatives in the United States

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD & Caitlin O’Grady, MSW (February 2015)

This brief focuses on policies that address the placement of dependent children with undocumented relatives living in the United States. Although research has found that placing children with relative caregivers can enhance emotional wellbeing, research also suggests that child welfare practitioners often encounter barriers when attempting to place children with undocumented relatives. The policies in this category attempt to reduce these barriers and make placement with undocumented relatives a viable option in cases where such placement is in the best interest of the child in custody.

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Placement of Children with Parents or Relatives in a Foreign Country

By | Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Parenting, Policy Briefs & Analyses

Placement of Children with Parents or Relatives in a Foreign Country

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD & Caitlin O’Grady, MSW (January 2015)

This brief focuses on policies that address the placement of dependent children with a parent or relative residing in a foreign country, typically for the purpose of reunification, guardianship, or adoption.

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Emerging Strategies to Address the Needs of Latino Children in the Child Welfare System: Innovations and Advances in California 

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Kinship Care, Language Issues, Presentations, Training & Tools

Emerging Strategies to Address the Needs of Latino Children in the Child Welfare System: Innovations and Advances in California

Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Barbara Needell (California Child Welfare Indicators Project, University of California at Berkeley), and Caitlin O’Grady (Jane Addams College of Social Work) (January 2015)

Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Barbara Needell (California Child Welfare Indicators Project, University of California at Berkeley), and Caitlin O’Grady (Jane Addams College of Social Work), January 2015

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Applying the ICE Parental Interests Directive to Child Welfare Cases

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Law & Policy, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers

Applying the ICE Parental Interests Directive to Child Welfare Cases

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 26, 2014)

This resource summarizes the key provisions of the Directive and provides tips to those working within the dependency system on how to best ensure an immigrant parent can meaningfully participate in the dependency proceedings.

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