Immigration and Child Welfare
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway
Resource Type: Template or Tool
Audience(s): City or County Agency Staff, Community Member or Organization, Educators, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators
Focus Population: Foster Youth
Topics: Abuse and Violence
Immigrant families involved with child welfare may face a number of particular issues, such as legal barriers to accessing services, child trauma resulting from difficult immigration or refugee experiences, a parent’s detention/deportation by immigration authorities, and acculturation and language issues.