MCWNN 2009: Opening Remarks: A Collaborative Effort That Advances the Issues Identified at the Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare, and the Road Ahead

MCWNN 2009: Opening Remarks: A Collaborative Effort That Advances the Issues Identified at the Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare, and the Road Ahead

Delivered at the Third National MCWNN Forum at University of Texas, School of Social Work, San Antonio, TX (January 2009)
Presenter: Sonia Velazquez, American Humane Association, Colorado

The unique regional focus of this roundtable led to a collective examination of practical and local issues that child welfare agencies confront when serving large numbers of immigrant families and children living in border communities who share a number of characteristics. The conference looked at how each side of the border defines child and family well-being, how these interpretations translate into transnational opportunities for collaboration and how, on the other hand, they might have resulted in barriers to policy, practice, research and system support.

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