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These results are current as of: March 6, 2014
Includes selected national organizations that provide information and resources on immigration issues related to children and families. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov.
To search for child-welfare related national organizations by topic, use the Related Organizations Search at http://www.childwelfare.gov/organizations/search.cfm.
- National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues - http://www.abanet.org/child/rclji/home.html
- Grandfamilies State Law & Policy Resource Center - http://grandfamilies.org/
- Center for Professional Responsibility - http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility.html
- Immigration Policy Center (ICP) - http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/
- Legal Action Center - http://www.legalactioncenter.org/about-legal-action-center
BRYCS is a project of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), and it is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Training Specific: The DUCS Training Initiative is a a collaboration between ORR/DUCS, the Children’s Bureau, the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services, and Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) with the overall goal of helping to ensure a safe and caring environment for children and youth while they are in Federal custody. For information on this training model, curricula, technical assistance, and more, please see http://www.brycs.org/ducstrainingmaterials.cfm.
- Clearinghouse - http://www.brycs.org/clearinghouse/index.cfm
- Child Welfare - http://www.brycs.org/child_welfare.cfm
- Youth Development - http://www.brycs.org/youth_development.cfm
The goals of the CASCW include preparing graduate students to work in public social services; providing practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and educators with timely information and resources to strengthen the child welfare system's capacity to respond effectively to the families who use its services; and enhancing child welfare training.
Training Specific: Graduate Training and Funding -- Title IV-E Scholarship http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/cascw/students/iveScholarship.asp.
- Child Welfare & Disabilities - http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/cascw/research/Disabilities/
- EBP in Foster Parent Training - http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/cascw/research/ebp/default.asp
- Children of Immigrants - http://www.firstfocus.net/our-work/children-of-immigrants
- Child Welfare, Rights, and Safety - http://www.firstfocus.net/our-work/child-welfare-rights-and-safety
- Children in the Federal Budget - http://www.firstfocus.net/our-work/children-in-the-federal-budget
- ChildrensBudget.org - http://www.childrensbudget.org/
- For Immingrants/ Para Inmigrantes - http://www.ilrc.org/for-immigrants-para-inmigrantes
- Member Agencies' Standards of Practice (2006) - http://www.jointcouncil.org/?s=member+agency+standards
- Migrants Impacted by Detention - http://lirs.org/our-work/people-we-serve/immigrantsfamilies/
MCWNN conducts and disseminates research, develops policy and practice recommendations, develops and disseminates resources, and works with federal, State, and local child welfare agencies to facilitate policy and practice improvements.
- Children's Services - http://old.usccb.org/mrs/cshome.shtml
- Bridging Refugee Youth and Childrens' Services - http://old.usccb.org/mrs/brycs.shtml
- Human Trafficking - http://old.usccb.org/mrs/trafficking/index.shtml
- Child Immigrants - http://www.refugees.org/our-work/child-migrants/
- Human Trafficking - http://www.refugees.org/our-work/child-migrants/human-trafficking-victims-1.html
- Children and Family Policy - http://www.migrationinformation.org/integration/children.cfm
- Children of Black Immigrants - http://www.migrationinformation.org/integration/cbi_home.cfm
- Immigration Data Hub - http://www.migrationinformation.org/datahub/
- Adoption from Foster Care - https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/adoption-out-of-foster-care/overview.html
- Intercountry Adoption - https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/areas-of-focus/
NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education.
- Immigrant Children's Protection Project - http://www.immigrantjustice.org/programs/immigrant-childrens-protection-project
- Immigrant Resouces - http://www.immigrantjustice.org/immigrant-resources
The NRCIHS is responsible for providing T&TA to build the capacities of State and Tribal child welfare systems to safely maintain children in their homes; prevent children's initial placement or reentry into foster care; preserve, support, and stabilize families; and promote the well-being of children, youth, and families.
The NRCIHS is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Immigrant & Refugee Families Resource List - http://nrcinhome.socialwork.uiowa.edu/resources/documents/ImmigrantandRefugeeFamiliesResourceList092612.pdf
The NRCPFC offers onsite technical assistance and indepth information services in collaboration with family partners to assist in the implementation of new strategies, expand knowledge, increase competencies, and expand commitment to family-centered practice by child welfare professionals at all levels.
- Legal Resource Manual for Foster Parents Curriculu - http://hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/other-issues-in-child-welfare.html
- Promoting Placement Stability and Permanency through Caseworker/Child Visits - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/caseworker-visiting.html
- Six Steps to Finding a Family: A Practical Guide to Family Search and Engagement - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/downloads/SixSteps.pdf
- Lighting the Fire of Urgency: Reunification of Families in America's Child Welfare System (webcast) - http://www.nrcpfc.org/webcasts/7.html
- Framework for Permanence for Young People - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/downloads/permanency/Permanency_Framework.pdf
- Immigration & Child Welfare - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/immigration-and-child-welfare.html
- Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) - http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/programs/urm
- Unaccompanied Children's Services (UCS) - http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/programs/ucs
- Anti-Trafficking in Persons - http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/programs/anti-trafficking
USCIS provides accurate and useful information to customers, grants immigration and citizenship benefits, promotes an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensures the integrity of the immigration system.
- Human Trafficking - http://www.dhs.gov/topic/human-trafficking
- Statistics and Reports - http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextchannel=7c579589cdb76210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD
- Policy Centers - http://urban.org/Template.cfm?NavMenuID=25
- Child Welfare Research Program - http://www.urban.org/toolkit/issues/childwelfare.cfm
- Immigrants - http://www.urban.org/immigrants/index.cfm
- Center on Youth Justice - http://www.vera.org/centers/youth-justice
- Children, Youth, and Families - http://www.vera.org/topics/children-youth-and-family
- Immigration - http://www.vera.org/topics/immigration
- Children and Youth - http://womensrefugeecommission.org/programs/youth
- Adolescent Girls - http://womensrefugeecommission.org/programs/adolescent-girls
- Migrant Rights & Justice - http://womensrefugeecommission.org/programs/migrant-rights
- Disabilities - http://womensrefugeecommission.org/programs/disabilities
The Center offers a model through which Young Center attorneys, who have experience in immigration and child welfare law, recruit, train and supervise bilingual law and social work students as well as lay volunteers, who are assigned to serve as Child Advocates (guardians ad litem) for individual unaccompanied children. The Young Center also advocates for policy change at the local and national level.
The Young Center is part of the legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School as an independent project.
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