Clearinghouse Resource


Healing the Damage: Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System


Migration and Child Welfare National Network


Englewood, CO: American Humane Association

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2010, 35 pages

Description of Resource

This section of the "A Social Worker's Toolkit for Working with Immigrant Families" provides provides public child welfare and community-based agencies working with immigrant families with guidelines for integrating child welfare practice -- from engagement to case closure -- with trauma-informed care and trauma-specific services. In addition, the tool kit describes strategies to build an organization's capacity to better respond to the needs of immigrant families exposed to child maltreatment, domestic and community violence, and other traumatic stressors. It responds to frequently asked questions illustrated by case examples and provides website links and other resources. (Description from source)