Susan Schmidt

Professor Susan Schmidt, DSW, MSSW, LGSW

PUBLICATIONS   (Authorship in alphabetical order with APA Style)
 

Schmidt, S. (2019). Welcoming the stranger: The ethics of policy and practice with migrant and refugee populations [Book chapter]. In S. Marson & R. McKinney (Eds.), Handbook on Social Work Values and Ethics. London: Routledge.

Schmidt, S. (2019). Trauma-inflicting, not trauma-informed: The Federal Government’s double standard towards migrant children [Commentary]. Social Work, 64(1): 91-93. Available from  https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swy048

Schmidt, S. (2018). Endangered mothers or “anchor babies”? Migration motivators for pregnant unaccompanied Central American teens. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 13(4): 374-384. Available from https://doi.org/10.1080/17450128.2018.1526428

Schmidt, S. (2018). The paradox of change: Using migration to consider the disruptive and constructive power of change. Agora: The Liberal Arts at Luther College, 30(1). Available from http://www.luther.edu/paideia/agora/

Schmidt, S. (2017). Lessons from listening to the voices of unaccompanied Central American and Mexican unaccompanied children. Doctor of Social Work Banded Dissertations, 12. Available from http://sophia.stkate.edu/dsw/12

Schmidt, S. (2017). “They need to give us a voice”: Lessons from listening to unaccompanied Central American and Mexican children on helping children like themselves. Journal on Migration and Human Security, 5(1): 57-81. Available from http://cmsny.org/publications/jmhs-give-us-a-voice/

Schmidt, S. (2017 July). Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1267 . Available from http://socialwork.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-e-1267 

Research Reports and Articles 

Schmidt, S., et al. (July 2015). At the crossroads for unaccompanied migrant children: Policy, practice & protection. Baltimore, MD: Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service. Available from http://lirs.org/crossroads/

Boehner, N., Goldberg, P., Somers, A., Schmidt, S., & Velez, L. (2014). Children on the run: Unaccompanied children leaving Central America & Mexico and the need for international protection. Washington, D.C.: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Available from https://www.refworld.org/docid/532180c24.html

Bhabha, J. & Schmidt, S. (February 2011). From Kafka to Wilberforce: Is the U.S. Government’s approach to child migrants improving? Immigration Briefings, 11(2).

Bhabha, J. & Schmidt, S. (2008). Seeking asylum alone: Unaccompanied and separated children and refugee protection in the U.S. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 1(1): 126-138.

Bhabha, J. & Schmidt, S. (January 2007). Kafka's kids: Children in U.S. immigration proceedings, Part I: Seeking asylum alone. Immigration Briefings, 07(1).

Bhabha, J. & Schmidt, S. (February 2007). Kafka's kids: Children in U.S. immigration proceedings, Part II: Beyond and besides asylum. Immigration Briefings, 07(2).

Bhabha, J., Crock, M., Finch, N., & Schmidt, S. (2007). Seeking asylum alone: Unaccompanied and separated children and refugee protection: A comparative study of laws, policy and practice in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Annandale, Australia: Themis Press.

Bhabha, J. & Schmidt, S. (June 2006). Seeking asylum alone: Unaccompanied and separated children and refugee protection in the U.S. Cambridge, MA: President and Fellows of Harvard College. Available from https://idcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/seeking-asylum-alone-us.pdf

Book Review

Schmidt, S. (2015 December). [Review of the book Born out of place: Migrant mothers and the politics of international labor, by N. Constable.] Social Service Review, 90(4): 755-761. 

Technical Assistance Publications

Schmidt, S. (2014). Refugee families from Somalia. Available from Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services [BRYCS] website https://brycs.org/ 

Schmidt, S. (2012). Guardianship fact sheet for staff assisting refugee families. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2012). Legal guardianship for refugee children living in the U.S. with relatives. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2008 edition). Special Immigrant Juvenile Status caseworker's toolkit for children in federal custody. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Gardner, L., Kimball, C., Morland, L., & Schmidt, S. (2007). Raising children in a new country: An illustrated handbook. Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2006). Refugees and the U.S. child welfare system: Background information for service providers. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2006-2008). Refugee parenting interviews. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2010). Training staff for child welfare practice with newcomer families. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/ 

Morland, L. & Schmidt, S. (2009). Strengths-based programming: The example of Somali refugee youth. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Gardner, L., Morland, L. & Schmidt, S. (2008). Welcoming and orienting newcomer students to U.S. schools. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2007). Helping refugee youth find the right path. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2006). Blessed with a difficult task: Refugee youth and the transition to adulthood. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2005). Family strengthening across cultures: Parent support programs for refugees. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2005). Determining child abuse and neglect across cultures. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Morland, L., Rose, J. & Schmidt, S. (2006). Growing up in a new country: A positive youth development toolkit for working with refugees and immigrants. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2005). Raising children in a new country: A toolkit for working with newcomer parents. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2005). Liberian refugees: Cultural consideration for social service providers. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Schmidt, S. (2004). Separated refugee children in the United States: Challenges and opportunities. Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Editor for Technical Assistance Publications

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (2013). Bhutanese refugee families. S. Schmidt (Editor). Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (2013). Refugee families from Burma. S. Schmidt (Editor). Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (2013). Refugee families from Iraq. S. Schmidt (Editor). Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (2013). Raising young children in a new country. S. Schmidt (Editor & Contributor). Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (2013). Enhancing childcare for refugee self-sufficiency: A training resource and toolkit. S. Schmidt (Editor). Available from BRYCS website https://brycs.org/ 

Media

Center for Migration Studies. (2017). Migration Experts Series: A Conversation with Susan Schmidt [Video]. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCKQMvA87pY&t=5s