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1. Finno-Velasquez, Megan. Immigrants at a loss: the need for services that promote child well-being among Latino families with child welfare contact.

Degree: PhD, Social Work, 2015, University of Southern California

Families who come to the attention of the child welfare system typically experience multiple stressors and face complex challenges to child well-being, some of the most common being substance abuse, partner violence, and mental health issues. A maltreatment report to a child welfare agency represents a unique chance for families’ needs to be exposed and potential negative effects on children ameliorated by connecting families with a wide range of services. A growing number of children reported to the child welfare system for abuse or neglect are of Latino ethnicity, many of who are affected by immigration issues. However, Latinos tend to underutilize health and behavioral health services throughout the U.S. Immigrants, especially, encounter many obstacles to engaging in services and having their needs met, due to various cultural and socio-political factors dominant in U.S. society. Yet very little empirical data exists on the service experiences of some of the most vulnerable immigrant families and children, those involved with the child welfare system. ❧ This three-study dissertation aims to contribute to a greater understanding of the needs of high-risk Latino families with child welfare contact and the barriers that exist in receiving services to meet those needs. By taking advantage of a quantitative examination of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAWII), and applying a modified version of Andersen’s behavioral model for health services use, each of the three papers attempts to explain to what extent culture and legal immigration status affect multi-dimensional needs and service receipt by Latino families reported to a child welfare agency. ❧ Chapter I presents a discussion of the immigrant experience in the U.S. that integrates the link between the three studies, briefly introducing the purpose and description of each, and providing an overview of the conceptual framework driving the three studies. Chapter II (Study 1) examines patterns of problematic substance use among immigrant and non-immigrant Latino parents reported to child welfare, as well as the relationship between immigration status and substance abuse service receipt. Chapter III (Study 2) determines the incidence of intimate partner violence in immigrant and non-immigrant Latino families reported to a child welfare agency, as well as correlates of partner violence service receipt in this population. Chapter IV (Study 3) presents findings of analyses examining the relationship between parent nativity and legal immigration status, child mental health needs, and mental health service receipt for Latino children with child welfare contact. Chapter V discusses conclusions garnered from the three studies, the broader importance of the findings, and implications of the dissertation for policy, practice, and future research. Advisors/Committee Members: Palinkas, LawrenceHurlburt, Michael S. (Committee Chair), Esparza, Nicole (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: child welfare; Latino; services; immigrant

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APA (6th Edition):

Finno-Velasquez, M. (2015). Immigrants at a loss: the need for services that promote child well-being among Latino families with child welfare contact. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Southern California. Retrieved from http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/602589/rec/3356

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Finno-Velasquez, Megan. “Immigrants at a loss: the need for services that promote child well-being among Latino families with child welfare contact.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Southern California. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/602589/rec/3356.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Finno-Velasquez, Megan. “Immigrants at a loss: the need for services that promote child well-being among Latino families with child welfare contact.” 2015. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Finno-Velasquez M. Immigrants at a loss: the need for services that promote child well-being among Latino families with child welfare contact. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2015. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/602589/rec/3356.

Council of Science Editors:

Finno-Velasquez M. Immigrants at a loss: the need for services that promote child well-being among Latino families with child welfare contact. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2015. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/602589/rec/3356

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