Resources for Youth & Families

Resources on this page include tools and other materials that have been developed to assist immigrant youth and families who are new to the United States. These resources may be used with youth and families to facilitate culturally responsive assessment and service planning.

Looking at Latino Families’ Access to Early Care and Education Through Multiple Dimensions

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Youth & Families

Looking at Latino Families’ Access to Early Care and Education Through Multiple Dimensions.

Society for Research in Child Development (May 23, 2018)

The University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium, in collaboration with the Society for Research in Child Development, hosted a webinar on May 23, 2018 on Latino Families’ Access to Early Care and Education.

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A-B Action Toolkit

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Detention, Highlighted Resources, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Youth & Families

A-B Action Toolkit

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (May 17, 2018)

The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies is asking advocates nationwide to raise their voices to ensure our nation upholds protections for asylum seekers. Along with several allies, they have just released an action toolkit that includes sample social media posts and graphics, as well as a template press release/op-ed that can be tailored to align with your individual or your organization’s mission.

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Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: Chapters & Checklists

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: Chapters & Checklists

Appleseed Network (May 10, 2018)

Appleseed has created 14 different user-friendly checklists that correspond with the individual chapters in the “Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation” Manual. The checklists are designed to provide a user-friendly overview of each topic and quick tips. Individual chapters are also available for download. All resources are available in English and Spanish.

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Parent Know Your Rights Resources

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Parent Know Your Rights Resources

ABA Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association (May 10, 2018)

The resource identifies rights and sometimes responsibilities remaining with the parents while their child is out of their home but before termination of parental rights. Sometimes these rights are called “residual rights.” Different from due process rights, residual rights typically include topics such as education or medical decision making and religious affiliation determinations. They may also include permissions for haircuts and tattoos. Written to be parent friendly, the ABA worked with Annie E. Casey to develop resources for each state.

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Know Your Parental Rights If You Are Arrested by ICE Inside the United States

By | Deportation, Detention, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Practice, Practice Highlight, Youth & Families

Know Your Parental Rights If You Are Arrested by ICE Inside the United States

Women’s Refugee Commission  (March 3, 2018)

These fact sheets provide information and guidance in both English and Spanish about a parent’s rights in the event they are arrested by ICE in the interior of the U.S.

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Know Your Parental Rights If You Are Separated From Your Children at the Border

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Know Your Parental Rights If You Are Separated From Your Children at the Border

Women’s Refugee Commission (March 2, 2018)

This fact sheet provides information to immigrant parents regarding their parental rights and what to do if they are separated from their children at the border.

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Protecting Assets & Child Custody in the Face of Deporation: A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

By | Deportation, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Youth & Families

Protecting Assets & Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

Appleseed Network (Updated 2017)

This manual, originally published in 2012, summarizes several potential issues immigrant families may confront in the face of deportation and provides practical considerations for supporting immigrant families who face uncertain immigration enforcement experiences.

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Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Youth & Families

Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (January 2018)

This resource was created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S., and for the service providers who work with them, with topics ranging from cultural identity to school and community engagement to higher education, and more. Available in English, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Video Resources for working with families, communities, parents, and unaccompanied minors

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Youth & Families

Video Resources for working with families, communities, parents, and unaccompanied minors

Justice for Immigrants, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Oct, 2017)

The video resources shared on this page contain helpful, bilingual information for helping individuals and communities to know and understand their rights, helping prepare families faced with the threat of deportation, and rights information specific for parents and sponsors of unaccompanied minors.

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Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

By | Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families

Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

LIRS, KIND, ILRC, Women’s Refugee Coalition, National Immigrant Justice Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Migration and Refugee Services (2017)

A list of resources available to help individuals prepare for ICE raids, as well as information and resources for how to prepare/proceed in the face of other immigration enforcement actions.

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We Are One L.A. Unified: Standing with Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families

We Are One L.A. Unified: Standing with Immigrant Families – Education & Immigration Resource Guide for Families & Students

L.A. Unified School District (Aug 28, 2017)

This resource guide about education and immigration provides immigrant students and their families with safety tips and information about their rights if confronted by ICE.

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Make a Plan: Migrant Parents’ Guide to Preventing Family Separation

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Parental Interests Directive, Practice Highlight, Youth & Families

Make a Plan: Migrant Parents’ Guide to Preventing Family Separation

Women’s Refugee Commission, undated

Available in both English and Spanish, this guide helps immigrant parents understand their rights and prepare for the possibility of separation.

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Spanish-language Early Education Instructional Video to Help Immigrant Parents Talk to Kids

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Spanish-language Early Education Instructional Video to Help Immigrant Parents Talk to Kids

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (2017)

New video helps Spanish-speaking parents understand how to communicate with their children in uncertain immigration circumstances.

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Family Preparedness Plan

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Family Preparedness Plan

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (March 2017)

This planning guide (also available in Spanish and Chinese) helps immigrant parents in undocumented or mixed-status families prepare for the unexpected through concrete steps like arranging for alternative care for children if it should be needed.

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Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

By | Foster Care, Parenting, Practice Highlight, Youth & Families

Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

Child Welfare Information Gateway, Factsheets for Families (2016)

This factsheet describes the reunification process for foster children and their families, including resources and expectations of what may happen during and after foster care and how to best facilitate the return home.

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Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

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Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

Women’s Refugee Commission (June 2014)

Coinciding with the release of ICE’s Directive on Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Activities, the Women’s Refugee Commission has released a two-page guide for detained and deported parents with child custody concerns. This guide, which ICE will make available in all immigration detention facilities housing adults for more than 72 hours, provides parents with steps they can take to protect their parental rights; information on family court proceedings, parent-child visitation, and coordinating care of children; as well as helpful ICE resources for detainees.

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