December 14, 2016

The Role of Social Work in International Child Protection

Baltimore, MD, (December 14, 2016) – International Social Service, USA has published a paper titled “The Role of Social Work in International Child Protection: Best Practices in Stakeholder Cooperation.”

This article focuses on the intersection of law, policy implementation, and social work in child protection. Specifically, the paper explores child protection issues involving children who are separated from their families by an international border. It appears in Revista Persona Y Familia Nº 05 Año 2016 (Person and Family Issue No. 5 in Family Institute Magazine), a publication produced by the Family Institute of Unifé Universidad Femenina Del Sagrado Corazón.

Authors Julie Rosicky, Executive Director, and Facility Northcott, Director of External Partnerships and International Services, write about the need for increased capacity of social workers in the Americas to manage complex international child welfare cases in accordance with laws and policies established by international treaties, compacts, and conventions.

The growing number of unaccompanied children migrants traveling between countries are of particular concern to social work agencies operating within the Northern Triangle and the United States. The article provides concrete recommendations for social worker stakeholders and others to collaborate on training, policy, and practice across disciplines, organizations, and regions.

Read the full article here to learn what International Social Service, USA is doing to manage complex international child protection cases.

Unifé Universidad Femenina Del Sagrado Corazón’s Family Institute was created by the University Law Faculty as a way to study family problems and contribute towards family strengthening. Family Institute Magazine is its annual publication.

International Social Service, USA Branch is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network. International Social Service connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by international borders, to the services and support they need.

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