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2004

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Latino Population Trends And Child Welfare Services: Reflections On Policy, Practice, And Research From The Latino Consortium Roundtable Discussions, Luis Barrios, Layla Suleiman, Maria Vidal De Haymes Jan 2004

Latino Population Trends And Child Welfare Services: Reflections On Policy, Practice, And Research From The Latino Consortium Roundtable Discussions, Luis Barrios, Layla Suleiman, Maria Vidal De Haymes

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This paper presents findings from the Illinois Hispanic Family Profile and from Latino Consortium Round Table discussions regarding the unique linguistic, cultural and transnational issues present in child welfare practice with Latino families. To provide a knowledge base for program planning and casework with Latino families, this paper describes the Latino population as a whole, the characteristics of Latino children and families involved with the child welfare system, and innovative Latino child welfare initiatives in Illinois. Policy, practice, and research implications and recommendations are presented.