Immigration and Child Welfare: Addressing the Fear Factor

Today’s environment of increased immigration enforcement and anti-immigrant rhetoric often strains the relationship between the child welfare professional and the children and families they serve. This one-day training on immigration and child welfare will feature statewide and national experts on the unique issues pertaining to this vital topic.

After attending this training and participating in discussion and practice, participants will be able to:

  • Understand current issues, policies and resources pertaining to child welfare and immigration
  • Draw from competent and relevant intervention strategies to help mitigate the “fear factor” of deportation that clients experience in immigrant communities
  • Incorporate concepts of ethics, values, cultural competence, empowerment and social justice into their work with clients.

Additionally, this training will offer participants the opportunity for case consultation with a panel of experts on common immigration scenarios. Further, this workshop will explore engagement issues with immigrants in education, health and the child welfare system, as well as skills for working with special populations.

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