Monthly Archives: June 2022

Migrant Child Human Rights Impacts and Facts

Posted on June 29, 2022

Migrant encounters at U.S.-Mexico border are at a 21-year high (August 13, 2021)

U.S. Detention of Child Migrants (December 2, 2021)

Increasing Numbers of Unaccompanied Alien Children at the Southwest Border (August 5, 2021)

Unaccompanied Children – 2021 Data – 2021-

The Facts About Unaccompanied Children

Immigration 101: Top 10 Facts About Unaccompanied Migrant Children (March 6, 2021)

Unaccompanied Minors: Humanitarian Situation at US Border 

Fact Sheet: Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UACs) (November 2, 2020)

Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview (September 1, 2021)

In 2020, the number of international migrants reached 281 million; 36-million of them were children (April 2021)

Child and young migrants (May 6, 2021)

U.S. shelters received a record 122,000 unaccompanied migrant children in 2021 (December 23, 2021)

Facts and figures: Deportations of unaccompanied migrant children by the USA and Mexico (June 11, 2021)

Children in migration – asylum applicants (June 2021)

Biden administration spending $60 million per week to shelter unaccompanied minors (April 9, 2021)

Minor Children Applying for Asylum By Themselves

Unaccompanied Children at the United States Border, a Human Rights Crisis that can be Addressed with Policy Change (August 2018)

Immigrant Children

Understanding and addressing the needs of unaccompanied immigrant minors (June 2016)

Unaccompanied alien children apprehensions by the U.S. border patrol from 2010 to 2020

The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America (July 24, 2014)

Unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America create a humanitarian crisis (February 28, 2017)

Rising Border Encounters in 2021: An Overview and Analysis (August 2, 2021)

One-Day Total of Child Migrants Crossing Border Hits Reported High Under Biden (August 6, 2021)

Numbers of unaccompanied minors at border setting record (July 27, 2021)

Number Of Unaccompanied Minors Entering U.S. Soared In February (March 11, 2021)

Southwest Land Border Encounters

Unaccompanied Children

The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS)

Wellness Benchmarks

Posted on June 29, 2022

Identifying what wellness looks like for children and youth when they find a permanent loving home.

We Need to Train Child Welfare Workers to Help Heal Trauma from Foster Care (February 10, 2022)

Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care: Challenges and Solutions

Toxic Stress and What We Can Do About It

Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems

PCIT for child welfare-involved families: Coaching positive, responsive parenting to support children’s emotion regulation and self-control

Understanding and addressing the needs of unaccompanied immigrant minors (June 2016)

Parenting After Trauma: Understanding Your Child’s Needs

Ontario Releases Strategy to Redesign the Child Welfare System (July 29, 2020)

Transforming Child Welfare: Prioritizing Prevention, Racial Equity, and Advancing Child and Family Well-Being (April 5, 2021)

What Has COVID-19 Done to Child Welfare? (December 23, 2020)

Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics: Moral Philosophy and Social Policy

Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics: The Emergence of the Breath of Life Theory

Child Abuse & Neglect, 36: The Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment: Preventative Measures Could Yield Huge Savings

The Conference Board of Canada: Building On Our Strengths: Aboriginal Youth Wellness in Canada’s North

Nalini Ravindranath and Karen Pittman: Tracking Child & Youth Well-being

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University : 3 Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

Princeton University: Wellness Wheel and Assessment

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University: Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University : Brain Architecture

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University : Toxic Stress

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse: Honoring Indigenous culture-as-intervention: Development and validity of the Native Wellness Assessment

Thunderbird Partnership Foundation: First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

Longitudinal Research

Posted on June 29, 2022

Every year in Canada, thousands of children and youth remain in government care or age out of the foster care system. Canadian and U.S. estimates show there are large economic costs avoided when children and youth find permanent loving homes.

Continuity and Social Support: A Longitudinal Study of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors’ Care Networks (May 31, 2021)

A systematic review of risk and protective factors of mental health in unaccompanied minor refugees (Nov 9, 2020)

Children at risk: A nation-wide, cross-sectional study examining post-traumatic stress symptoms in refugee minors from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan resettled in Sweden between 2014 and 2018 (Oct 2, 2020)

Understanding the migration experience of unaccompanied youth: A review of the literature (2022)

Mental Health of Refugee Children and Youth: Epidemiology, Interventions, and Future Directions (April 2020)

Undocumented and Unaccompanied: Children of Migration in the European Union and the United States (2020)

Changes in Placement among Children in Foster Care: A Longitudinal Study of Child and Case Influences

Association of childhood out-of-home care status with all-cause mortality up to 42-years later: Office of National Statistics Longitudinal Study (May 20, 2020)

All-Cause Mortality Among Children in the US Foster Care System, 2003-2016 (April 20, 2020)

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Future Savings

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Keeping Kids in Families

Annie E. Casey Foundation: What’s the Return on Investment? Using Placement Day Analysis to Measure Child Welfare Costs

Ministry of Children and Youth Services: Because Young People Matter – Report of the Residential Services Review Panel

Conference Board of Canada: Success for All

Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa: Enabling First Nations Children to Thrive

School of Public Policy, Fostering Change, Vancouver Foundation: Opportunities in Transition – An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging out of Foster Care in their 20s

Annie E. Casey Foundation: The Cost of Doing Nothing – Infographic (alternatively, we can also insert as a picture?)

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative: The Business Case for Investing in Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

National Council for Adoption: The Human, Social and Economic Cost of Aging Out of Foster Care