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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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Language, Culture, and Immigration Relief Options

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Law & Policy, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Language, Culture, and Immigration Relief Options

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.

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