CalSWEC Partners with Immigration Legal Resource Center

To Incorporate Best Practices in Working with Immigrant Children and Families

CalSWEC is partnering with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) to incorporate best practices in training new child welfare social workers to work with immigrant children and families in the child welfare system, announced Melissa Connelly, Director of the Child Welfare In-Service Training Project

The ILRC is a national non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights.

CalSWEC will work with the ILRC to explore the development of supplemental materials, vignettes, and field activities focused on immigration issues that will be used throughout the Common Core Curriculum for New Child Welfare Social Workers.

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“This will ensure that new social workers will receive training on immigration issues as part of their initial onboarding and more effectively consider and meet the needs of immigrant children and families,” said Ms. Connelly. 

Additionally, the ILRC will be working with CalSWEC and other training partners to develop training materials and innovative, easy-to-understand resources for current child welfare social workers on immigration law and policy as well as best practices for identifying and responding to immigration issues.