ERIC Number: EJ725093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Effective Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Their Families
Pine, Barbara A.; Drachman, Diane
Child Welfare, v84 n5 p537 Sep-Oct 2005
This article presents a multistage migration framework to broaden the lens through which child welfare personnel can view immigrant and refugee families and their children. By better understanding the family's experiences in both emigration and immigration, including reasons for leaving their home country, experiences in transit, and reception and resettlement experiences in the United States, child welfare personnel are better equipped to assess their needs and provide effective prevention, protection, permanency, and family preservation services. Case examples illustrating the application of the framework and guidelines for program and practice are included.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Welfare, Refugees, Family Programs, Immigration, Children, Social Work, Cultural Influences, Experience
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States