Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Findings From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (Part II)

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, and Ilze Earner, PhD

Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) on the characteristics, risk factors, and types of maltreatment in cases involving children of immigrants in the child welfare system. The findings reported in these briefs represent the first national data available on the presence of children of immigrants in the child welfare system. In addition, these findings identify significant differences in the presence of risk factors and types of maltreatment between children of immigrants and children of U.S.-born parents.

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