Welcome to the MCWNN Website

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NEW: Unaccompanied Children

Get the latest resources and information on the growing crisis of unaccompanied children entering the United States.


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State Resources & Examples

View example policies and procedures from child welfare agencies across the country regarding services for immigrant children and families.

Welcome to the Migration and Child Welfare National Network

The MCWNN is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on the intersection of immigration and child welfare.

Who We Are

The mission of MCWNN is to improve programs and policies related to immigrant children and families involved in the public child welfare system. MCWNN conducts and disseminates research, develops policy and practice recommendations, develops and disseminates resources, and works with federal, state, and local child welfare agencies to facilitate policy and practice improvements.

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Unaccompanied Children

The United States is currently experiencing an unprecedented wave of children traveling alone through Mexico, without parents or other family members, and arriving at our southern border.

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