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Social Work

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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Protecting Immigrant Families Advancing Our Future: How to Talk About Public Charge with Immigrants and Their Families

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Protecting Immigrant Families Advancing Our Future: How to Talk About Public Charge with Immigrants and Their Families

National Immigration Law Center (July 8, 2018)

This issue brief summarizes topline Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign messages and talking points recommended when communicating with immigrant communities.

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The Impacts of Parental Incarceration on Children and Families

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Briefs, Research Highlight, Social Work, Trauma

The Impacts of Parental Incarceration on Children and Families

Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Erin Sugrue, Augsburg University; Jacquelynn Duron, Rutgers University; Dianne Ciro, San Diego State University; Amy Messex, New Mexico Highlands University; Scholars Taking Action for Families (STAFF): A CICW Workgroup (September 12, 2018)

This NEW CICW research brief summarizes recent findings on the negative consequences of parental incarceration on children and families, identifies the connection to detention of immigrant parents, and provides practice and policy recommendations.

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How do Immigrant Children and Families Experience Immigrant Detention?

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Detention, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

How do Immigrant Children and Families Experience Immigrant Detention?

Thomas M. Crea, Boston College; Laurie Cook Heffron, St. Edwards University; Catherine LaBrenz, University of Texas at Austin; and Alejandra Ros Pilarz, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Scholars Taking Action for Families (STAFF): A CICW Workgroup  (September 12, 2018)

This CICW research brief reviews the existing literature on the impacts of immigration detention on children and families, and provides recommendations to support and promote their well-being.

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