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How Schools Can Support Newcomer Youth: Ten Innovative Practices

This is the second part of a series on school integration for refugee youth and their families.   While most students …

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Parenting My Sibling: An Afghan American Social Worker’s Integration Journey

 Switchboard is committed to sharing stories of lived experiences with service providers across the U.S. Today, Switchboard is sharing the …

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Resource List: Serving Ukrainian Newcomers

In early 2022, President Biden announced that the United States would welcome 100,000 Ukrainian newcomers and others affected by the …

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Conflicting Gender Norms: Complications and Considerations of Afghan Integration

August 2022 marked the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan. It seems like a lifetime since …

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Reflections from An Afghan American School Counselor: Building Bridges with Migrant Students

Imprinted Memories, September 1987 The strong smell of freshly sharpened pencils and lemon scented floors dominates as I cling to …

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Workforce Co-location: One County’s Successful Model

American Job Centers (AJCs) are a key component of the public workforce system. They provide a critical set of resources …

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Six Tips for Quality Assurance of Employment Programs

Quality assurance is a program management system focused on ensuring staff meet employment program guidelines efficiently. Successful quality assurance (QA) …

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Three Steps to Help Empower Refugee and Immigrant Clients through Digital Literacy

Digital literacy skills may seem universal, especially if we consider all the places and situations where technology exists. Research has …

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Personal Finance: Resources to Guide Newcomers on Measuring their Financial Well-being and Managing Money in the United States

People who are new to the United States may have many adjustments to make. Getting acquainted with the U.S. financial …

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Can Afghan Newcomers Access Title IV, Federal Student Aid? Answering FAQ’s About New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

As Afghan newcomers begin to find their footing here in the United States, many will explore options for postsecondary and …

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