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Parenting

Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Trauma, Youth & Families

Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma

Dominique Parris, Victor St., John, & Jessica Dym Bartlett, Child Trends (June 23, 2020)

Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families’ Public Benefits Use

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Parenting, Research, Research Highlight, Topics

Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families’ Public Benefits Use

Jeanne Batalova, Michael Fix, and Mark Greenberg, Migration Policy Institute ( June 2018)

The expected public charge rule could have wide-reaching effects on legal immigration to the United States and lead to a sharp drop in use of public benefits by legally present non-citizens and their dependents. This report analyzes use of public benefits by non-citizens, naturalized citizens, and the U.S. born to understand the potential magnitude of the draft proposed rule’s effects.

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Expanding Latino Parents’ Access to Child Development Research through the News Media

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Parenting, Research Highlight, Social Work

Expanding Latino Parents’ Access to Child Development Research through the News Media

Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating (and Reconnecting) Children and Parents: Implications for Families on the Border

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Early Childhood, Family Separation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Parenting, Research Highlight, Social Work, Trauma

Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating (and Reconnecting) Children and Parents: Implications for Families on the Border

Zero to Thrive, University of Michigan Center for Human Growth & Development (July 2018)

The report highlights research evidence on the science of early childhood development, stress and trauma, and implications of family separation and reunions for very young children.

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Database to Track Family Separations, Support Family Tracing, and Identify Trends

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parenting, Social Work, Social Workers, Youth & Families

Database to Track Family Separations, Support Family Tracing, and Identify Trends

Women’s Refugee Commission & Innovation Lab (July, 2018)

The Women’s Refugee Commission and Innovation Law Lab launched a new database to help track family separations, to support family tracing, and to assist with the identification of trends. The database is simple, secure, and confidential, and it allows family separation data to be collected and organized in a centralized way to help push back against harmful practices and support litigation efforts on a case by case basis. WRC and ILL will share anonymized, aggregated data with collaborators on family separations and for use in policy advocacy and to facilitate reunifications. To sign up to use the WRC-ILL database and to obtain a login, please email intake@wrcommission.org. Questions may also be directed to intake@wrcommission.org.

Familias Inmigrantes Separadas por El Gobierno Estadounidense Facebook Group

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families

Familias Inmigrantes Separadas por El Gobierno Estadounidense Facebook Group

CLINIC and Al Otro Lado (July 2018)

CLINIC and Al Otro Lado Facebook Group for Separated Families: For those working directly with separated families, CLINIC and Al Otro Lado created a closed Facebook group called Familias Inmigrantes Separadas por El Gobierno Estadounidense to provide separated parents with easy-to-access legal orientation in Spanish and an informal support group. CLINIC and Al Otro Lado also hope to use this Facebook group to find and connect deported parents. If you or your organization are welcoming and screening families, please share the flyer below with the families. Please note this group is exclusively for parents.

Access Flyer

Trump’s Family Incarceration Policy Threatens Healthy Child Development

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Parenting, Research Highlight, Social Work, Trauma

Trump’s Family Incarceration Policy Threatens Healthy Child Development

Leila Schochet, Center for American Progress (July 12, 2018)

This issue brief outlines how the Trump administration is attempting to roll back important legal protections for children in detention and details how President Trump’s latest policy of detaining families will have negative effects on the health and well-being of immigrant children and their parents.

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Letters to Providers Reuniting Families

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Detention, Early Childhood, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Trauma, Youth & Families

Letters to Providers Reuniting Families

University of Michigan and the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (July 2018)

These letters to providers (for case managers, etc) in English and in Spanish describe how children might express their grief and fear and provide suggestions about how to help parents help children in the context of family separation and reunification.

English Letter Spanish Letter

Cecilia and the Long Walk (Audio Recordings)

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Detention, Early Childhood, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Parenting, Social Work, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Trauma, Youth & Families

Cecilia and the Long Walk (Audio Recordings)

Julie Ribaudo, Sara Stein and Paige Safyer, University of Michigan (July 2018)

New English and Spanish resources for use with reunified children and parents, developed by experts in infant mental health and child development at the University of Michigan. These audio books may help parents help their children through the transition and reunification and process the traumatic experience of separation, and may be especially helpful for those agencies that are on the front lines helping to reunify children and parents. There are also accompanying books (English and Spanish) and coloring books (English and Spanish).

Spanish Recording English Recording Spanish & English Recording