On April 12, 2019, ISS-USA’s Program and Training Manager, Elaine Weisman, participated in the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)’s special global session, Strengthening Families: Moving to a Global Perspective. The roundtable session highlighted promising practices in child welfare from around the world. ISS-USA’s presentation, Developing a Globally Relevant Case Practice Model: International Family Finding and Engagement, emphasized the need for additional training and resources for domestic child welfare systems, so they can meet the needs of children with international family connections.
With one in four children in the U.S. having at least one immigrant parent, there are thousands of overseas relatives left out of permanency planning due to their location. The presentation underscored ISS-USA’s case practice model as a best practice in global child welfare to ensure that all children, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin, have the opportunity to find family permanency.
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