Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families

Culturally Responsive Practice

Edited by Alan J. Dettlaff and Rowena Fong

Columbia University Press

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Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families

Culturally Responsive Practice

Edited by Alan J. Dettlaff and Rowena Fong

Columbia University Press

Designed for students of social work, public policy, ethnic studies, community development, and migration studies, Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families provides the best knowledge for culturally responsive practice with immigrant children, adolescents, and families. This textbook summarizes the unique circumstances of Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, South Asian, African, and Middle Eastern immigrant and refugee populations and the challenges faced by the social service systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, education, health, and mental health care, that attempt to serve them. Each chapter features key terms, study questions, and resource lists, and the book meets many Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) competencies. The book addresses the policy landscape affecting immigrant and refugee children in the United States, and a final section examines current and future approaches to advocacy.
An exceptional primer for the reader who is new to this topic, Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families also puts in one place a respectful and comprehensive compendium of critical issues that will push the thinking of advanced readers. Robert Ortega, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families is an up-to-date overview of the law, key populations, and specific challenges facing immigrants and refugees. The book raises awareness of legal issues, key demographic groups in the United States, and challenges of life that refugees face, such as healthcare, mental health, and education. Fernando Chang-Muy, coeditor of Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills, and Advocacy
Timely and thorough. Choice
Foreword, by Luis H. Zayas
Preface
Part I. U.S. Immigration and Refugee Systems and the Federal Policy Landscape
1. Introduction, by Alan J. Dettlaff, Rowena Fong, and Caitlin O'Grady
2. Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, by Elizabeth Frankel
3. Federal Policy Implications for Immigrant Children and Families: Public Benefit Laws and Immigration Reform, by Wendy Cervantes
4. Immigration Enforcement and Its Impact on Children and Families, by David B. Thronson
Part II. Major Immigrant and Refugee Populations in the United States
5. Latino Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, by Alan J. Dettlaff, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, and E. Susana Mariscal
6. Asian and Pacific Islander Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, by Halaevalu Vakalahi, Ofa Ku'ulei Lanimekealoha Hafoka, and Rowena Fong
7. South Asian Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, by Uma Segal
8. African Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, by Margaret Lombe, Chiedza Mufunde, and Harriet Mabikke
9. Middle Eastern Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, by Altaf Husain, Ayat Nashwan, and Stephanie Howard
Part III. Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families Across Systems
10. Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families in the Child Welfare System, by Alan J. Dettlaff and Rowena Fong
11. Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families in the Juvenile Justice System, by Angie Junck and Rachel Prandini
12. Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families in the Education System, by Lyn Morland and Dina Birman
13. Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families in the Mental Health System, by Jodi Berger Cardoso and Liza Barros Lane
14. Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families in the Health Care System, by Krista Perreira and Leslie Cofie
Part IV. Advocacy and Future Directions
15. Advocacy for Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, by Yali Lincroft, Alexandra Salgado, and Rowena Fong
16. Future Directions, by Rowena Fong and Alan J. Dettlaff
List of Contributors
Index

Winner, 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

About the Author

Alan J. Dettlaff is Dean and Maconda Brown O'Connor Endowed Dean's Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston.

Rowena Fong is the Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and president of the Society for Social Work and Research. With Alan J. Dettlaff, Joyce James, and Carolyne Rodriguez, she is the editor of Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches (Columbia, 2014).