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Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Presentations, Research, Resources, Training & Tools

Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, MSW; Jane Addams College of Social Work; University of Illinois at Chicago (March 2013)

A presentation from the 23rd Annual Latino Family Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services describing research and findings about the characteristics of risk, maltreatment, and mental health needs among Latino children of immigrants in the child welfare system.

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Principles for Children in Immigration Reform Fact Sheet

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors

Principles for Children in Immigration Reform Fact Sheet

First Focus and the Women’s Refugee Commission (February 5, 2013)

First Focus and the Women’s Refugee Commission led the effort to develop these principles for children in immigration reform to ensure that efforts at immigration reform consider the best interests of children and their families.

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Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Immigrant Youth, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Findings From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (Part II)

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, and Ilze Earner, PhD

Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) on the characteristics, risk factors, and types of maltreatment in cases involving children of immigrants in the child welfare system. The findings reported in these briefs represent the first national data available on the presence of children of immigrants in the child welfare system. In addition, these findings identify significant differences in the presence of risk factors and types of maltreatment between children of immigrants and children of U.S.-born parents.

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Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Immigrant Youth, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Findings From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (Part I)

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, and Ilze Earner, PhD

Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) on the characteristics, risk factors, and types of maltreatment in cases involving children of immigrants in the child welfare system. The findings reported in these briefs represent the first national data available on the presence of children of immigrants in the child welfare system. In addition, these findings identify significant differences in the presence of risk factors and types of maltreatment between children of immigrants and children of U.S.-born parents.

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Violence Against Women Act of 2013

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Safety

Violence Against Women Act of 2013

U.S. Congress (January 3, 2013)

Originally signed in 1994, this bill provides protection and immigration relief options for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The 2013 VAWA strengthens the legislation with increased protections for Native American women and other victims previously left vulnerable by gaps in the law.

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Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning & Healthy Development

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning & Healthy Development

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (2013)

This illustrated handbook provides immigrant and refugee families with information about topics such as: family well-being, safety and protection, guidance and discipline, healthy brain development, early learning and school readiness, and connecting to early care and education. It is available in multiple languages.

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Keeping Safe! Bilingual Safety Guides for Children and Teens

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors, Youth & Families

Keeping Safe! Bilingual Safety Guides for Children and Teens

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (2013)

These children’s and teenager’s guides to personal safety were created for unaccompanied youth to help them stay safe and know their rights in the U.S.

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Children in Harm’s Way: Criminal Justice, Immigration Enforcement, and Child Welfare

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

Children in Harm’s Way: Criminal Justice, Immigration Enforcement, and Child Welfare

Sentencing Project, First Focus and Migration and Child Welfare National Network (January, 2013)

Children in Harm’s Way is a compilation of articles written by leading scholars, policy analysts, legal experts, and practitioners that explores how children are harmed when the criminal justice, immigration enforcement, and child welfare systems converge.

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Falling Through the Cracks: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Trauma

Falling Through the Cracks: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System

American Immigration Council (December 2012)

This article highlights the unique challenges that federal and state immigration enforcement actions pose to child well-being and family unity, including the repercussions for children and families involved in the child welfare system.

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