• June 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 5

Spotlight on Child Welfare and Immigration

This month, CBX looks at the intersection between child welfare and immigration. We highlight the Migration and Child Welfare National Network and its resources for child welfare and related professionals, the Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services technical assistance center, research on the effect of immigration enforcement on children and families, and more.

  • The Migration and Child Welfare National Network
    By Alan Dettlaff, Ph.D., M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work When children in immigrant families become involved in the child welfare system, they...
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  • Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
    The Office of Refugee Resettlement within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides resources to assist new populations integrating into American society. One such resource is the...
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  • Social Worker Attitudes Toward Immigrants
    As the immigrant population in the United States has consistently increased over the past decade, so has the likelihood that social work practitioners will provide services to immigrant children...
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  • Immigration Enforcement and Children in Care
    A 2011 study conducted by the Applied Research Center found that in jurisdictions where local authorities aggressively enforce immigration laws, children in foster care are 29 percent more likely...
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  • Welcome Initiative for LGBT Refugees
    While all refugees resettling in the United States face unique challenges, vulnerabilities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) refugees are particularly poignant. The Heartland...
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  • Working With Undocumented, Mixed-Status Children
    According to the Urban Institute, almost one-fourth of all children in the United States are immigrants or U.S.-born children of immigrants. These immigrant households represent a large and...
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  • The Effect of Deportation on Mexican Families
    Of the record number of foreign-born persons who have been deported from the United States in recent years, it is estimated that more than 100,000 of them are the parents of U.S.-born children. A...
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