A Social Worker’s Tool Kit for Working with Immigrant Families - Healing the Damage: Trauma & Immigrant Families in the CW System

These guidelines are designed to assist child welfare and other community-based agencies working with children and families respond to the needs of immigrant families exposed to child maltreatment, domestic violence, community violence and current sources of traumatic stress; the basic assumption of the guidelines is that all formal and informal intervention must support and expand immigrants’ resilience, respect cultural norms and provide evidence-based treatments for more severe and persistent symptoms. (2010)