One in Five Children in Grandfamilies are Living in Immigrant Families (Press release)

Generations United - October 09, 2018

More than 544,000 children live in grandfamilies where the child, a parent, and/or a relative caregiver is foreign-born, according to a new report from Generations United, Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration. With increased immigration enforcement and children being separated from their parents, grandparents and other relatives often step up to raise the children left behind.

Also: Love Without Borders: The 2018 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report: https://www.gu.org/app/uploads/2018/10/Grandfamilies-Report-SOGF2018.pdf

Also: Love Without Borders: The 2018 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report Infographic: https://dl2.pushbulletusercontent.com/FtDQUPX3Sf2eKmDYdmZVwwZU3sft5aNf/infographic%20-%20sogf18.png

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KEY POINTS: TRAUMATIC SEPARATION AND REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Provides key points related to traumatic separation and immigrant and refugee children, adapted from the NCTSN fact sheet Children with Traumatic Separation: Information for Professionals.

2018 National Child Traumatic Stress Network

 

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Resource Description

Provides tips for current caregivers and others to help address the needs of immigrant and refugee children who have experienced traumatic separation. The relationship with a parent is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. Separations from parents and siblings— especially under sudden, chaotic, or unpredictable circumstances such as those related to war, refugee, immigration, or detention experiences—may lead children to develop depression, anxiety, or separation-related traumatic stress symptoms. This tip sheet outlines what children of different ages might be experiencing and how caregivers and others can help.

Published in 2018 - National Child Traumatic Stress Network
 
 
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Attached you will find some helpful resources on the Implications of Immigration Status on Foster Care Licensure. Thanks to Cristina Ritchie Cooper, Senior Counsel and Assistent Director of State Projects at the ABA Center for Children and the Law, for sharing them.

 

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