Parenting in a New Land: Specialized Services for Immigrant and Refugee Families in the USA.
Critelli, Filomena M.
Published: July 2014
Journal of International Migration and Integration
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This practice-based research study examines a US-based preventive services program tailored to immigrant and refugee families that have been subject to a Child Protective Services report. The model is the result of a collaboration between an immigrant serving community-based agency and a county department of child welfare services in a medium-sized city that has become a hub for refugee resettlement. A clinical data mining approach was used in an intensive examination of 15 families' case records. This paper identifies family characteristics, service needs, and strength-based practices that emerged, offering recommendations for child welfare agencies and practitioners in other jurisdictions seeking to design strategies to strengthen their services for immigrant and refugee communities. (Author abstract)
Children of Immigrants; Immigrants; Refugees; Parenting; Cultural Competency; Cultural Conflicts; Cultural Sensitivity; Social Class; Family preservation; Family Preservation; Prevention