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Resources for Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Language Issues, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Youth & Families

Resources For Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

The Immigration Learning Center (n.d.)

This comprehensive list provided by the Immigration Learning Center includes a variety of resources in different categories that could be useful to immigrants, parents, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy  

The Young Center (October, 2020) 

Encouraging practitioners to operate from a trauma-informed lens when working with unaccompanied and separated immigrant children, this practice guide illustrates critical steps towards ensuring safe repatriation. The guide offers essential tips when working directly with clients and information regarding advocacy work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), consulates, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   

Enforced Separations: A Qualitative Examination of How Latinx Families Cope With Family Disruption Following the Deportation of a Parent

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, Social Work, Trauma

Enforced Separations: A Qualitative Examination of How Latinx Families Cope With Family Disruption Following the Deportation of a Parent 

Kristina Lovato and Laura S. Abrams, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences (November 5, 2020) 

In the face of two decades of ever-restrictive immigration policies that have led to increased family disruption due to expansive deportations, this study examines how impacted families cope. Exploring the issue through a family systems theory lens, researchers found that in addition to restructuring family dynamics, those impacted also experience economic and familial tensions. The need to develop cultural and trauma-informed interventions for immigrant families in response is also discussed.   

Making Service Delivery Relevant for Latino Families during COVID-19 through Responsive Adaptation

By | Highlighted Resources, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Making Service Delivery Relevant for Latino Families during COVID-19 through Responsive Adaptation 

Desiree Murray, Lina Guzman, & Melissa J. Perez, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (September 23, 2020) 

The circumstances of COVID-19 have made the already vulnerable Latino population more susceptible to higher mortality, job loss, and mental health symptomatology. Agencies that serve these communities are not exempt from the effects as well. This resource details the results of a panel discussion among four such organizations, how they have adapted their services, and what key principles can be taken away from their responsive approaches.

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Advocating for the International Child

By | Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Advocating for the International Child

Susannah Volpe and Pamela Kemp, National Association of Counsel for Children Conference (August 2017)

This article provides an overview of legal options, advocacy strategies, and useful tools for navigating situations in which child welfare and child protection work intersects with immigration enforcement.

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Access to Early Care and Education for Low-Income Hispanic Children and Families: A Research Synthesis

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Research Highlight, Social Work, Topics

Access to Early Care and Education for Low-Income Hispanic Children and Families: A Research Synthesis

Julia Mendez, Danielle Crosby, and Demi Siskind, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families,  ( September 18, 2018)

Hispanic populations have historically underutilized government assistance programs aimed at serving low-income families, including those related to the care of young children. Although recent data suggest that ECE utilization is generally increasing among Hispanics, especially for preschool-aged children, there is also evidence of inequities and barriers that limit access for some groups of families. This review synthesizes the latest research on ECE access for Hispanic families, with an emphasis on low-income Hispanic populations, to highlight factors that facilitate or impede access for this large and diverse U.S. population.

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