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Social Work

Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

By | Adoption, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Trauma

Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

Generations United (November 21, 2021)

This new toolkit provides resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations so that they can better serve Latino grandfamilies regardless of child welfare involvement.

The Impacts on English Learners of Key State High School Policies and Graduation Requirements

By | Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Research, Research Highlight, Social Work

The Impacts on English Learners of Key State High School Policies and Graduation Requirements

Julie Sugarman,  Migration Policy Institute (November 2021)

This research report discusses how state policies around high school completion may have an impact on English Learners (ELs) education. It also discusses opportunities to ensure ELs are provided access to a high-quality education, while still allowing the schools flexibility to accommodate local needs.

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

Mark Greenberg, Ann Flagg, Elian Maritz, Megan Finno-Velasquez, Andres Santiago, Lisa Armstrong & Dennis Gmerek, Migration Policy Institute (November 9, 2021)

This webinar discusses the intersections between the child welfare and immigration systems, possible state and local practices, considerations for the child welfare field, and recommendations for child placement, procedures, and staff training.

Cultural Competence Secrets to Success with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Cultural Competence Secrets to Success with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

Rawaa Nancy Albilal, Danny Salim, John Till, Margie McHugh & Karen Murrel, The Aspen Institute (November 10, 2021)

This webinar discusses how providers are utilizing cultural competency to better understand and connect to the immigrant families they serve. Topics discussed include, trauma-informed care, financial literacy, issues of gender norms, and immigrant and refugee mental health.

Best Practices for Child Welfare in Working with Families with Immigrant Members

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Best Practices for Child Welfare in Working with Families with Immigrant Members

Migration Policy Institute & American Public Human Services Association (November 2021)

This practice guide provides recommendations and steps child welfare agencies can take to improve how they address the needs of immigrant families and promote child well-being.

Practitioners in New Mexico’s TANF program offer perspectives on Engaging Hispanic Families

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Social Work

Practitioners in New Mexico’s TANF program offer perspectives on Engaging Hispanic Families

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Lisa Gennetain, Sophia Sepp and Santiago Deambrosi, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (September 22, 2021)

This brief discusses a survey given to practitioners within the New Mexico TANF program to highlight, at a local and state level, how these practitioners are engaging with Hispanic families seeking services.

Read with Your Child and Learn about Being and Becoming a Citizen Together!

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Youth & Families

Read with Your Child and Learn about Being and Becoming a Citizen Together!

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (September 2020)

This webpage provides a compilation of books from CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration for young readers about the importance of diversity, the immigrant families’ journeys to the U.S. and the responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen.