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Language Issues

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

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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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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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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Memoranda of Understanding with Foreign Consulates

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Policy Briefs & Analyses

Memoranda of Understanding with Foreign Consulates

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, & Caitlin O’Grady, MSW (December 2014)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is an official agreement between a child welfare agency and a foreign consulate that is typically developed to coordinate service delivery for foreign nationals who are involved with the child welfare system. MOUs emerged as a result of recognition from the international community that foreign nationals face barriers to maintaining custody of their children when involved with child welfare agencies.

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FACT SHEET: Education Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers

FACT SHEET: Education Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States

U.S. Department of Education (September 2014)

A Fact sheet that provides information to help education leaders better understand the responsibilities of States Local Education Agencies in connection with migrant students and the existing resources available to help educate immigrant students.

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Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Violence, Foster Care, Language Issues, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, MSW, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California School of Social Work (June 2014)

This brief highlights the findings of a study that explores the extent to which immigration status impacts referral to, and receipt of, concrete services by Latino families reported for child maltreatment. Data were drawn from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being II (NSCAW II), a federally funded and nationally representative sample of families investigated by child welfare agencies for maltreatment between April 2008 and September 2009. The brief concludes with recommendations for policy and practice.

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Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Law & Policy

Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies

Wendy Cervantes, Yali Lincroft, & Ken Borelli, First Focus (May 21, 2010)

This comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets examines the challenges that arise when the immigration and child welfare systems collide, and provides policy recommendations on how the two systems can work together to better protect the interests of children and families. In three papers, authors address immigration enforcement, language, cultural, immigration relief, public benefits, and child welfare financing.

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