Journal Publications

Child Welfare Journal Special Issue

In 2018 the CICW, in collaboration with the Child Welfare League of America, published two special issues of the Child Welfare journal to revisit the topic of the intersection of immigration and child welfare 13 years after the journal’s first issue on this subject. The first volume explores primary prevention by focusing on risks for child abuse and neglect, and the second describes effective practices and child welfare system responses to support permanency for different subsets of the immigrant population.
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Protecting Children Journal

In 2006 and 2007, CICW, in collaboration with the American Humane Association, published two seminal volumes on the emerging issues associated with immigrant children and families and their involvement in the public child welfare system. These issues were published as part of American Humane’s quarterly journal for child welfare professionals, Protecting Children. You may browse and read the volumes below.

The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare

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The Intersection of Migration and Child Welfare: Emerging Issues and Implications

Protecting Children (Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007)

The six articles contained in this volume addressed violence in immigrant families, tools to assist with culturally competent child welfare practice, issues for public child welfare administrators, Latino children of immigrants in the Texas child welfare system, and immigrant children in federal custody and the obstacles associated with their involvement.

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Sample Article: Latino Children of Immigrants in the Texas Child Welfare System

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Latino Children of Immigrants in the Texas Child Welfare System

Protecting Children (Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007)

Tracy Vericker, MPA, Daniel Keuhn, BA, & Randy Capps, PhD

The distinctive characteristics and experiences of immigrant families have significant implications for child welfare practice and the outcomes for families involved with child welfare authorities. This article presents the results of a study that uses a unique dataset, composed of child welfare administrative data matched to birth records from Texas, to assess differences in the child welfare outcomes for children of immigrants and those for natives.

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Sample Article: The Impact of Migration and Acculturation on Latino Children and Families

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The Impact of Migration and Acculturation on Latino Children and Families: Implications for Child Welfare Practice

Protecting Children (Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006)

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, & Joan R. Rycraft, PhD

The growth of the Latino immigrant population in the United States requires that child welfare agencies examine and adapt their practices to ensure that they respond to the specific issues experienced by recent immigrants.

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Sample Article: Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

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Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

Protecting Children (Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006)

Sonia Velazquez, CSS, Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhD, & Robert Mindell, BA

This volume of Protecting Children addresses child welfare concerns related to a topic that is complex and controversial—and which is dominating the headlines of our national media.

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Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

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Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare

Protecting Children (Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006)

Topics in this issue include the impact of migration and acculturation on Latino children and families, risk of affective disorders in the migration and acculturation experiences of Mexican migrants, and Latino parenting styles.

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