• July 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 6

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The Effects of Immigration on Child Welfare

American Humane Association and Loyola University Chicago convened a roundtable in July 2006 to discuss the impact of the fast-growing population of immigrant children and families on the delivery of child welfare services. Participants included approximately 70 representatives from 10 States and Mexico who had academic, government, advocacy, child welfare, and immigration backgrounds. For part of the 3-day meeting, participants met in small workgroups that focused on four topics:

  • Research
  • Workforce and training
  • Cross-systems collaboration
  • Policy and advocacy

Results of these workgroup discussions were published in Migration: A Critical Issue for Child Welfare: 2006 Transnational Research and Policy Forum Report, a report that includes action steps to encourage research and policy development on this issue.

www.americanhumane.org/assets/pdfs/children/child-welfare-migration/2006report.pdf (2.86 MB)

Related Item

For information about Latin American immigrant children in Texas, see the related article in this issue in the Child Welfare News section:

"Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System"

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