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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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Theories of Change, Logframes, and Indicators: An Updated Resource Collection on Project Design

Are you working to design a new project or refine the design of an existing program? Switchboard’s Resource Library hosts …

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Supporting Afghan Clients’ Food Needs during Ramadan

This blog post suggests ways that refugee service providers can help meet the food needs of Afghan clients who are observing Ramadan while living in temporary housing.

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Are Your Programs and Services Evidence-Based? Implementation Science can Help!

Many resettlement agencies want to design and deliver more evidence-based services, but providers often struggle with putting available evidence into action. Guidance from the field of implementation science can help address this challenge. This blog post defines implementation science, it includes tips for how to get started, and a case study from the Kentucky Office of Refugees (KOR).

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What Can We Do to Protect Clients and Staff? Tips for Getting Started with Safeguarding and Protection

When it comes to preserving safety for both clients and staff, there are many terms you might hear. This blog post reviews two key terms, safeguarding and protection, that relate to service providers’ roles in ensuring the safety of clients and staff.

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A Collection of Resources for Onboarding New Refugee Service Providers

This blog post, written in partnership with Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), shares resources for new refugee service providers organized by topics such as case management, understanding refugee populations, equity and inclusion, mental health, and more.

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Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Opportunities for Refugees and other ORR-Eligible Clients

Photo credit: AOberstadt/IRC Housing is a key challenge facing refugee service providers and communities around the U.S. There is an …

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What Federal Benefits and Services are Available to Afghan Parolees?

There are several programs in which Afghan parolees may participate (along with refugees, asylees, and other Office of Refugee Resettlement-eligible populations).

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Supporting Clients and Staff Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan

Many refugee service providers are asking how to best support clients from Afghanistan during this time of crisis. This blog post includes a few tips that may be helpful to program staff and leaders as they seek to care for clients and staff affected by the situation in Afghanistan.

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