Healing the Damage: Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System

A Social Worker’s Toolkit for Working With Immigrant Families

(Updated February 2015)

This toolkit provides public child welfare and community-based agencies working with immigrant families guidelines for integrating child welfare practice – from engagement to case closure – with trauma-informed care and trauma-specific services. In addition, the tool kit describes strategies to build an organization’s capacity to better respond to the needs of immigrant families exposed to child maltreatment, domestic and community violence, and other traumatic stresses.

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