Learning Programs

Understanding the Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare 

 An eLearning Program for NYC Child Welfare Professionals 

About Understanding the Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare

This 60-minute eLearn will familiarize learners with the issues related to immigration laws and policies that arise within child welfare practice. This course will strengthen your understanding of the immigration system, common immigration terminologies and the rights of families seeking immigration assistance. Learners will gain knowledge and skills on how to engage immigrant children and families with sensitivity. You will learn strategies on how to ask about and document immigration status to ensure it is sensitive and not harmful to parents, children and youth. You will also learn to identify the need for immigration support and how to access appropriate resources for those families. 

The course will culminate with interactive case studies that provide practice opportunities for learners to address meeting the needs and challenges that immigrant families face. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for DCP, Foster Care and Prevention direct service staff and supervisors.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Identify key points pertaining to US immigration law and their importance to child welfare practice.
  • Recognize best practices including sensitive language, maintaining confidentiality, proper documentationand strengths-based engagement.
  • Address the immigration needs of youth with referrals to appropriate legal services.

Course Components

 Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • An interactive, one-hour eLearning program.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.


To register for this course, please log in to Cornerstone. For assistance or more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or call (212) 748-1898. Visit our website at www.nycacstraining.org.

Upcoming Dates