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Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

By | Child Maltreatment, Immigrant Youth, Research Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

KIND (June 7, 2017)

Before and during migration, many unaccompanied children who come to the U.S. have endured violence. This study examines their experiences.

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Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

By | Deportation, Detention, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program, National Immigration Law Center, First Focus, American Federation of Teachers (2016)

This guide gives practical advice to educators and school support staff that can inform their actions and be shared with immigrant families.

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Post-Release: Linking Unaccompanied Immigrant Children to Family and Community

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Detention, Immigrant Youth, Research, Safety, Social Work, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Post-Release: Linking Unaccompanied Immigrant Children to Family and Community

Breanne L. Grace, PhD & Benjamin J. Roth, PhD, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina (2015)

In the context of increasing numbers of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in the summer of 2014, this report describes the need for post-release services for certain unaccompanied immigrant 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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Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Detention, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Research, Resources, Safety, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention

 Marc R. Rosenblum, Migration Policy Institute (April 2015)

This report explores the patterns of Central American migration from 2011 to 2014, analyzes the related policy challenges, and provides recommendations of appropriate U.S. and regional policy responses.

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No Childhood Here: Why Central American Children are Fleeing Their Homes

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Safety, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

No Childhood Here: Why Central American Children are Fleeing Their Homes

Elizabeth Kennedy, American Immigration Council (July 2014)

This report explores the causes of child migration and the effects of child deportation, focusing on the following questions: What drives these children to flee their homes? What causes their parents to put them and their life’s savings in the hands of smugglers? What happens if they fail to reach the U.S.?

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Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (2014)

This resource is designed to help both documented and undocumented immigrant youth know their rights. Topics include Do You Know Your Immigration Status, 10 Things Every Undocumented Youth Should Know, 11 Things Every Youth with A Green Card Should Know, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).

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A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (February 2014)

This comprehensive report includes recommendations for reform consistent with recognized principles of child protection based in practical experience, and litigating cases with potential to set improved standards applied in children’s cases.
The report urges lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency.

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Talking About Unaccompanied Refugee Children Fleeing Harm

By | Immigrant Youth, Practice, Resources, Safety, Social Workers, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Youth & Families

Talking About Unaccompanied Refugee Children Fleeing Harm

The Opportunity Agenda (2014)

This website provides guidance for keeping key communications principles in mind when entering into discussions about unaccompanied children who have come to the United States in order to escape violence. This guidance is based on both communications research and experience talking about more general immigration issues.

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