Undocumented Immigrant Latin@ Youth And The U.S. Child Welfare System (Chapter 20 in Handbook Of Foster Youth).
Rodriguez, Frank Anthony. Dorsett, Vivian J.
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This article discusses characteristics of Latino immigrant families, Latino immigrant risk factors and protective factors, and immigration policy and reform as they relate to undocumented children, special immigrant juvenile status, and Undocumented, Undetected, and Unaccompanied (U3) Latino youth. Following sections consider legal representation to council, the link between deportation and trauma, removal of Latino children, and child abuse and neglect within the child welfare system. Practice recommendations are made. 1 table, 5 figures, and numerous references.
undocumented immigrants; unaccompanied children; Hispanics; risk factors; resilience; foster children; Removing child from home; legal services; deportation; childhood trauma; child welfare services