This webinar will discuss how migration, immigration status, culture and trauma impact the physical, brain and emotional development children who are victims of sexual assault and child abuse and the special needs of immigrant and refugee child victims. There are multiple forms of immigration relief that have been designed to offer protection for children who have been victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. Immigration relief is available both for immigrant child victims and for immigrant non-abusive parents of citizen and foreign born child victims. A central focus of the webinar will be to provide practical tools for assisting abused children and their protective parents in accessing the legal remedies they qualify to receive under immigration, public benefits and family law. The webinar will include a discussion of the special role well-written reports from forensic examinations can play as evidence in immigration and family law cases involving abused immigrant and refugee children.
Dynamics of Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Immigrant Women
- Dynamics of Sexual Assault and the Implications for Immigrant Women
- Dynamics of Domestic Violence Experienced by Immigrant Victims
Trauma Informed Interview Tools
Screening Tools and Overview of Immigration Remedies
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): How is it Helpful for Immigrant Crime & Violence Survivors?
- Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes: Information for Law Enforcement, Healthcare Providers, and Others
- For access to this brochure and others translated into multiple languages, please see: Multiligual Materials by Language
- Protections for Immigrant Victims Infographic
- Includes links to the infographic translated into multiple languages
- Violence Against Women Act: VAWA Self-Petitioning Eligibility for Abused Children
- Three Prongs of VAWA Confidentiality Brochure
- VAWA Confidentiality Materials
- A comprehensive list of documents related to VAWA confidentiality