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The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Child Welfare

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy

The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Child Welfare

First Focus (April 7, 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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Immigrants and the Child Welfare System: Current Issues Facing Dependency Judges

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Presentations, Resources, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Training & Tools, Trainings, Unaccompanied Minors

Immigrants and the Child Welfare System: Current Issues Facing Dependency Judges

Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (March 2010)

A presentation covering the state of research and knowledge related to immigrants and the child welfare system in 2006 – 2010, with specific focus on issues facing dependency judges.

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Immigration Enforcement and Family Separation

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Social Work

Immigration Enforcement and Family Separation

First Focus (March 2010)

This article highlights how children face real and lasting consequences when immigration enforcement actions are taken against their parents. Reform efforts should minimize the trauma to children and avoid family separation whenever possible.

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Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Safety

Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

Urban Institute (February 2010)

This report by the Urban Institute examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations, providing in-depth details on parent-child separations, economic hardships, and children’s well-being.

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Mental Health Need and Service Use Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Presentations, Resources, Social Work, Training & Tools

Mental Health Need and Service Use Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work) & Jodi Berger Cardoso (University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work) Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA (January, 2010)

A presentation summarizing the current state of mental health needs and service use among the Latino children of immigrants in the child welfare system.

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A Child Welfare Flowchart

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, CICW Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Family Separation, Foster Care, Kinship Care, Practice, Resources, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books

A Child Welfare Flowchart

A Social Worker’s Toolkit for Working With Immigrant Families

(August 2009)

This toolkit illustrates how and when immigration issues may arise during the chronology of a child welfare case. The flowchart begins at the point of a maltreatment report and continues through assessment, diversion or intervention, removal, dependency issues, and permanency planning.

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Immigrants and Refugees: The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Foster Care, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers

Immigrants and Refugees: The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare

Permanency Planning Today, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (Spring 2009)

This article is an excerpt of a webcast with Dr. Ilze Earner and Dr. Alan Dettlaff. The article addresses the importance of understanding immigration status, the meaning of cultural competence with immigrant families, and promising practices.

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Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act 

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Foster Care, Law & Policy, Practice, Resources, Social Workers

Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act

Center for the Study of Social Policy & Urban Institute (2009)

This publication examines the effects of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, including, “The Impact of ASFA on Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System.”

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Working with Immigrant Children and Families: A Practice Model

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Resources, Social Work, State Policies, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Trainings

Working with Immigrant Children and Families: A Practice Model

Georgia Department of Human Resources (January 2009)

This training curriculum was developed by the State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources, Division of Family & Children Services, in collaboration with the Georgia State University School of Social Work. The training was developed for use in public child welfare agencies and other non-profit child welfare agencies. Materials include a Trainer’s Guide and a Participant Guide.

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William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 (P.L. 110-457)

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors

William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 (P.L. 110-457)

U.S. Congress (December 23, 2008)

In addition to expanding protections for trafficking victims generally, the TVPRA made procedural and substantive changes to immigration legal relief for unaccompanied alien children. Specifically, section 235 of the TVPRA increased many protections for unaccompanied alien children seeking relief from removal, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum.

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