Safety and Well-Being for
Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families

Protecting the safety and well-being of immigrant and refugee families in the child welfare system requires knowledge about the laws affecting immigrant families and awareness of specific considerations. With this knowledge, we can better ensure that those families can access available services and supports.

Here you will find resources such as basic immigration laws as they affect children and families in the child welfare system, guides for determining eligibility for social services, and other resources to assist social workers, families, and others involved in the child welfare system.


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