MCWNN 2009: Child Well-Being in the United States

MCWNN 2009: Child Well-Being in the United States

Delivered at the Third National MCWNN Forum at University of Texas, School of Social Work, San Antonio, TX (January 2009)
Presenters: Luis E. Flores, Serving Children and Adolescents in Need, Inc., Texas; Judge Oscar G. Gabaldón, Jr., Judicial District Child Protection Court, Texas; Sandra Rodriguez, Child Protective Services, Texas; and Deborah Escobedo, Youth Law Center, California

This session focused on the state of immigrant children and families in the child welfare system and how their well-being ties into Casey Family Program’s 2020 vision. Addressing the needs of migrant children and families is a key component of system change efforts to improve permanency outcomes and mitigate disproportionality for youths of color in the child welfare system. The unique issues and needs faced by migrant children and families who come in contact with the child welfare system were also discussed, along with. the challenges and promising practices involved with addressing the judicial, permanency, education and mental health needs of migrant children and families.

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