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Working Successfully with Immigrant Families: An Ethical Collaborative Approach
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Working Successfully with Immigrant Families: An Ethical Collaborative Approach Addressing the Intersection of Child Welfare and Immigration Enforcement.

8/25/2017
When: Friday, August 25, 2017
9 AM - 12PM
Where: ASU School of Social Work Tucson Component
340 N. Commerce Park Loop
Ste. 250
Tucson, Arizona  85745
Contact: Jeremy Arp
480-968-4595


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"Working Successfully with Immigrant Families: An Ethical Collaborative Approach Addressing the Intersection of Child Welfare and Immigration Enforcement" (3 CEUs ethics) presented by Laurie Melrood, LMSW. 

In Arizona, many immigrant parents are at heightened risk of arrest, detention in remote facilities, and deportation. When children are in care of others, it is essential that parents and children be enabled to stay in contact and, when feasible, to promote reunification even when the available parent is in another country. This workshop offers promising ethical practices developed in southern Arizona in a collaborative effort led by immigration advocates and two juvenile courts. 

Outline of major topics to be covered

  1. Definition of transnational family and basic immigration terms. 
  2. Assessment of immigration status options for non-US citizen minors. 
  3. Integrating new actors: the immigration attorney, ICE Officials, and the Consulate.
  4. Enabling immigrant parents to participate in child welfare proceedings when detained and/or deported. 
  5. Visitation and reunification in Mexico.

 Laurie Melrood, LMSW is a social worker in Tucson. She coordinate the Committee to Support Transnational Families, a collaborative effort for practice improvements with immigrant families in the child welfare system through the Department of Child Safety and Pima County Juvenile Court. Currently Laurie teams up with the Florence Immigration Project staff and the Mexico Consulate to provide trainings to immigrants on their rights as parents. 

The cost for this event is as follows:
NASW members $60
Non-members $80
Student/Retired members $50
 
NOTE: You must sign in as a member to obtain the member price.

 

PARKING: Please park in the non-reserved parking spaces at the ASU Tucson Campus.

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