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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