Working with Immigrant Children and Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: Case Study from Initiation to Resolution of a Dependency Proceeding

Event details

  • Wednesday | September 30, 2020
  • 2:00 pm

On Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00pm CST, please join the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law and Children’s Immigration Law Academy on a webinar for attorneys working in the child welfare system.

As the population of children in immigrant families continues to rise in the United States, juvenile courts and child welfare agencies are becoming increasingly involved with immigrant families. When immigrant children and adults interact with the child welfare system, attorneys should know how to best address their clients’ needs. This webinar will provide a general, introductory overview of considerations for attorneys working with immigrant families and children using case studies at each phase of a child welfare court proceeding: initial involvement, potential out-of-home placement, permanency planning and resolution of the court proceeding. The speakers will provide promising practices and resources for child welfare attorneys as well as key sources of relevant immigration law.


Cristina Ritchie Cooper, Senior Attorney, ABA Center on Children and the Law

Chloe Walker, Senior Attorney, ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy