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Language Issues

Language competence in forensic interviews for suspected child sexual abuse.

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Language Issues, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma

Language competence in forensic interviews for suspected child sexual abuse.

Lisa A. Fontes and Amy C. Tishelman, Child Abuse and Neglect (June 2016)

Forensic interviews with children for suspected child sexual abuse require meeting children “where they are” in terms of their developmental level, readiness to disclose, culture, and language. In this qualitative study, 39 U.S. child forensic interviewers and child advocacy center directors discussed their experiences, practices, and opinions regarding interviews with children and families who are not native speakers of English. Recommendations for practice and further research are included.

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Why and How Do Low-income Hispanic Families Search for Early Care and Education (ECE)?

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Parenting, Research, Research Highlight, Resources

Why and How Do Low-income Hispanic Families Search for Early Care and Education (ECE)?

Julia L. Mendez; Danielle A. Crosby, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (May 2018)

This brief uses data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe why low-income Hispanic parents with young children (birth to age 5) report searching for child care; comparison data for low-income non-Hispanic black and white parents are also reported.

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Addressing Health Disparities in the Mental Health of Refugee Children and Adolescents Through Community-Based Participatory Research: A Study in 2 Communities

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Research, Research Highlight

Addressing Health Disparities in the Mental Health of Refugee Children and Adolescents Through Community-Based Participatory Research: A Study in 2 Communities

Theresa S. Betancourt, Rochelle Frounfelker, Tej Mishra, Aweis Hussein, and Rita Falzarano, American Journal of Public Health (June 3, 2015)

The researchers of this study sought to understand the problems, strengths, and help-seeking behaviors of Somali Bantu and Bhutanese refugees and determine local expressions of mental health problems among youths in both communities.

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The Language of the Classroom: Dual Language Learners in Head Start, Public Pre-K, and Private Preschool Programs

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Language Issues, Research, Research Highlight

The Language of the Classroom: Dual Language Learners in Head Start, Public Pre-K, and Private Preschool Programs

Megina Baker and Mariela Páez, Migration Policy Institute (March 26, 2018)

This report examines how teachers in different types of programs—Head Start, public pre-K, and private preschool—use English and their students’ home languages to support their linguistic, academic, and socioemotional development.

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Infographic: The Average Day of Low-Income Latino Parents

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Research Highlight, Social Work

Infographic: The Average Day of Low-Income Latino Parents

Claudia Vega, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (Jan 2018)

This infographic compares an average day of a low-income Latino parent to that of their low-income white and black peers.

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Child Care Choices of Low-Income, Immigrant Families with Young Children

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Language Issues, Parenting, Research Highlight | No Comments

Child Care Choices of Low-Income, Immigrant Families with Young Children

Heather Sandstrom and Julia Gelatt, Urban Institute (Nov 7, 2017)

Using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education, this brief reports differences in the child care settings foreign-born and US-born parents select for their young children.

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Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers | No Comments

Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Oct 12, 2017)

Presentation slides from October 12 webinar on how programs can conceptualize and achieve cultural responsiveness. This webinar was built off of the Resource Guide about cultural competence, and featured experts on policy, training and technical assistance, and programmatic organizations.

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Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organization

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Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organization

Michael López, Kerry Hofer, Erin Bumgarner, and Djaniele Taylor, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (March 2017)

This resource guide is intended to provide community-based service programs with access to important and relevant resources on cultural competency so that they may better   serve their priority populations.

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Parenting in the Context of Deportation Risk

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Language Issues, Parenting, Research, Resources, Safety, State Policies, Trauma

Parenting in the Context of Deportation Risk

Jodi Berger Cardoso, University of Houston; Monica Faulkner & Jennifer Scott, University of Texas at Austin (June 2015)

This brief highlights the findings from a collaboration between the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin that examined the experiences of 40 undocumented Latino parents to better understand their experiences of living “without papers” in Texas.

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Language Access

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Policy Briefs & Analyses

Language Access

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

This brief focuses on language access policies. Research suggests that when child welfare-system involved families do not have access to linguistically appropriate services, successful completion of their case plan is impeded. Language access policies address this issue by outlining agency protocol to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) families receive appropriate interpretation and translation services.

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