April 2019

Workshop Materials

This page features various materials from the workshop and resources that provide background and context about the impact of current immigration policies on children in immigrant families as well as best practices for serving these families.

Workshop Agenda

April Workshop Agenda

Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (April 26, 2019)
Workshop Agenda

Workshop Slide Decks

Introduction to Immigrant Families in NM

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This slide deck presents migration trends and the demographic profile of immigrants and refugees in New Mexico as well as basic background on the U.S. immigration system and immigration relief options.
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Federal Policy & Pathways through Federal & State Systems

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This slide deck presents immigration-related federal policies impacting children in immigrant families as well as pathways through federal and state immigration and child welfare systems.
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The Impact of Immigration Policies on Children & Families

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This slide deck presents context and background on how immigration-related experiences can create child trauma, what these trauma symptoms look like, and how to respond appropriately.
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Providing Support to Children in Immigrant Families

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This slide deck presents trauma-informed approaches to engaging with children and youth in immigrant families, including providing supportive adults, creating safe environments, creating safety plans, and working across borders.
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Special Session for Child Welfare System Stakeholders

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This slide deck presents information and questions related to specific immigration-related challenges across U.S. and New Mexico child welfare systems. It also identifies best practices in the legal community, agency policy and procedure, workforce preparation, cross-systems collaboration, and transnational work.
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Workshop Resources

Best Practices to Support Immigrant Families Involved in the Child Welfare System

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This document highlights best practices with respect to child welfare agency policy & procedure, workforce training, law and policy, transnational practice, and cross-systems collaboration to support immigrant families.
Child Welfare Best Practice Handout

Culturally Competent Practice With Immigrant & Refugee Families Resource List

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This document provides a list of vetted resources aimed at enhancing knowledge and implementation of culturally competent practice with immigrant and refugees in the child welfare system, in direct practice settings, and in communities.
Culturally Competent Practice Resource List

Immigrant Families & Child Welfare Systems: Emerging Needs & Promising Policies

Mark Greenberg, Randy Capps, Andrew Kalweit, Jennifer Grishkin, and Ann Flagg, Migration Policy Institute (April 2019)
This report presents key policy issues for child welfare agencies with respect to working with immigrant families as well as promising best practices and agency approaches.
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Immigrant Family Separation & Detention Resource List

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This document provides a list of vetted resources aimed at enhancing knowledge and understanding of the topics of immigrant family separation, family detention and incarceration, the Flores Settlement Agreement, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement federal foster care program. It also provides resources for legal and social services providers working with families and on issues of family separation and detention.
Family Detention & Separation Handout

Legal Resource List

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare, Corinne Wolfe Center for Child & Family Justice (April 2019)
This document highlights legal resources related to child welfare, public benefits, separated children, special immigrant juvenile status, and trauma responsive practice.
Legal Resource List

Public Benefits & Immigrant Families Resource List

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This document provides a list of vetted resources aimed at enhancing knowledge of the public charge rule, proposed changes to the rule, and their impact on immigrants in the U.S.
Public Benefits Resource List

Trauma in Immigrant Families Resource List

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This document provides a list of vetted resources that explain the risk of trauma in immigrant and refugee groups, responses and strategies to mitigate the impact of trauma in the context of the political environment in the U.S., and tools for agencies and individual providers use in practice with immigrant and refugee families.
Trauma Resource List

What Part of Legal Immigration Don’t You Understand?

Mike Flynn & Shikha Dalmia, Reason Magazine (October 2009)
This document provides a visual graphic of the pathways through the U.S. immigration system in order to attain legal status.
Legal Immigration Map