Jess Dalpe is Technical Advisor for Women’s Protection and Empowerment Technical for the IRC's Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration programs. Jess is a licensed social worker with a wide range of experience working with refugees, immigrants, and survivors of violence. Her previous roles at the IRC have included Program Officer, Mental Health in IRC’s U.S. Programs HQ and Intensive Services Social Worker in IRC’s Elizabeth, NJ office. Before joining IRC, she worked at HealthRight International, where she coordinated services for survivors of torture, and at Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families, where she was a caseworker and program supervisor for programs serving refugee and immigrant women and children affected by domestic violence. She holds an MSW with a global concentration from Fordham University and a BA in Biopsychology from The College of New Jersey.
This blog post offers tips on how to help your clients cope during the COVID-19 crisis, including suggestions for sharing information in a trauma-informed way and supporting clients’ mental health and wellbeing.
This blog post offers tips on how to help families cope during the COVID-19 crisis. Helping children begin to develop coping skills in response to COVID-19 stressors can not only help them get through this volatile time, but also positively manage feelings during uncertain times in the future.