Presentations

Resources on this page include presentations by leading experts, practitioners, and researchers at the intersection of the immigration and child welfare systems.

Immigration and Child Welfare: What do We Need to Know in 2017?

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Presentations | No Comments

Immigration and Child Welfare: What do We Need to Know in 2017?

Amy Lemley, Angie Junck, and Rachel Prandini; John Burton Advocates for Youth and ILRC (June 23, 2017)

This web seminar discusses: 1) what is happening nationally with immigration law and policy; 2) protections for immigrant families in child welfare; and 3) immigration relief options for children and families.

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Emerging Strategies to Address the Needs of Latino Children in the Child Welfare System: Innovations and Advances in California 

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Kinship Care, Language Issues, Presentations, Training & Tools

Emerging Strategies to Address the Needs of Latino Children in the Child Welfare System: Innovations and Advances in California

Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Barbara Needell (California Child Welfare Indicators Project, University of California at Berkeley), and Caitlin O’Grady (Jane Addams College of Social Work) (January 2015)

Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Barbara Needell (California Child Welfare Indicators Project, University of California at Berkeley), and Caitlin O’Grady (Jane Addams College of Social Work), January 2015

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Supporting Unaccompanied Minors and Immigrant Youth: From A Funder’s Perspective 

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Presentations, Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors

Supporting Unaccompanied Minors and Immigrant Youth: From A Funder’s Perspective

Yali Lincroft (Program Officer, Walter S. Johnson Foundation), (November 2014)

Presented by Yali Lincroft (Program Officer, Walter S. Johnson Foundation), November 2014

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Webinar: The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study on California’s Senate Bill 1064

By | Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Law & Policy, Presentations, Social Work, State Policies, State Policy

Webinar: The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study on California’s Senate Bill 1064

First Focus and State Policy Advocacy & Reform Center (June 11, 2013)

This is a recording of the The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study on California’s Senate Bill 1064 webinar. Speakers included Yali Lincroft, Consultant, First Focus Campaign for Children; Wendy Cervantes, Vice President, Immigration and Child Rights Policy, First Focus Campaign for Children; Alex Salgado, Legislative Aide to California Senator Kevin de Leon; and Laurie Melrood, Children’s Advocate, Arizona.

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The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB1064) – Helping Families in the Family & Juvenile Court System

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Presentations, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors

The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB1064) – Helping Families in the Family & Juvenile Court System

Immigrant Legal Resource Center and First Focus (March 27, 2013)

Presented by Angie Junck (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) & Yali Lincroft (First Focus) California Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA, March 2013

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Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Presentations, Research, Resources, Training & Tools

Characteristics of Risk, Maltreatment, and Mental Health Needs Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD, MSW; Jane Addams College of Social Work; University of Illinois at Chicago (March 2013)

A presentation from the 23rd Annual Latino Family Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services describing research and findings about the characteristics of risk, maltreatment, and mental health needs among Latino children of immigrants in the child welfare system.

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Overview of Child Welfare Immigration Policies and Programs

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Presentations, State Policies, Training & Tools

Overview of Child Welfare Immigration Policies and Programs

First Focus (October 5, 2012)

Presented by Yali Lincroft (First Focus) South Carolina Department of Social Services and Court Staff, Columbia, SC, October 2012

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Child Welfare Systems’ Response to Immigrant Children and Families: Indicators of Advancement and Emerging Challenges

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Immigration Enforcement, Presentations, Social Work, Training & Tools

Child Welfare Systems’ Response to Immigrant Children and Families: Indicators of Advancement and Emerging Challenges

18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (April 2012)

Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Yali Lincroft (First Focus), Emily Butera (Women’s Refugee Commission), & Jennifer Podkul (Women’s Refugee Commission) 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington DC, April 2012

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Properly Assessing Immigrant Children & Their Families to Best Meet the Complex Needs While in the System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Legal/Law, Presentations, Resources, Social Work, Training & Tools

Properly Assessing Immigrant Children & Their Families to Best Meet the Complex Needs While in the System

Ken Borelli, Consultant, Immigration and Child Welfare/BRYCS & Coauthor of SIJS Legislation; Lara Bruce, MSW, Program Specialist, American Humane Association (March 2011)

A presentation from the National CASA Conference March 19th – 22nd, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois, summarizing the process of child welfare system involvement through the lens of the experience of immigrant children.

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Immigrants and the Child Welfare System: Current Issues Facing Dependency Judges

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Presentations, Resources, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Training & Tools, Trainings, Unaccompanied Minors

Immigrants and the Child Welfare System: Current Issues Facing Dependency Judges

Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (March 2010)

A presentation covering the state of research and knowledge related to immigrants and the child welfare system in 2006 – 2010, with specific focus on issues facing dependency judges.

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Mental Health Need and Service Use Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Presentations, Resources, Social Work, Training & Tools

Mental Health Need and Service Use Among Latino Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System

Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work) & Jodi Berger Cardoso (University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work) Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA (January, 2010)

A presentation summarizing the current state of mental health needs and service use among the Latino children of immigrants in the child welfare system.

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