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The six articles contained in this volume discuss topical areas related to working with immigrant children and families in the child welfare system. Specifically, the articles address issues of violence in immigrant families, tools to assist with culturally competent child welfare practice, common issues for public child welfare administrators, Latino children of immigrants in the Texas child welfare system, immigrant children in federal custody, and the obstacles associated with their involvement.
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This volume addresses child welfare concerns related to a complex and controversial topic that dominates national headlines, and discusses important emerging concerns about child and family well-being from national, transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives. It offers responses to the challenges posed to child safety, permanency and well-being in the often-difficult personal experience of migration to the United States by individuals and families. Topics include the impact of migration and acculturation on Latino children and families, risk of affective disorders in the migration and acculturation experience of Mexican migrants and Latino parenting styles.
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