November 8, 2017: “Legal Protections and Forensic Considerations for Immigrant and Refugee Child Victims” (Webinar)

This webinar discussed how migration, immigration status, culture and trauma impact the physical, brain and emotional development of 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.

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Training Materials

Dynamics of Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Immigrant Women

Trauma Informed Interview Tools

Screening Tools and Overview of Immigration Remedies

VAWA Confidentiality