Working With Immigrant and Refugee Families: A Guide for Child Welfare Caseworkers

Date: October 2022

Like other families, immigrant and refugee families may sometimes need the interventions and supports provided by social services and other agencies, including child welfare. Immigrant and refugee families that encounter the child welfare system may face a range of specific challenges, including acculturation and language issues, the detention or deportation of a family member, trauma resulting from difficult migration experiences, and more. This bulletin provides strategies to help child welfare caseworkers provide effective and culturally responsive services to the immigrant and refugee families on their caseloads. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2022). Working with immigrant and refugee families: A guide for child welfare caseworkers. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

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