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Helping Refugee Clients Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

Photo Credit: Sarah Stacke/IRC 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. For special considerations for families, see: Helping Refugee Children and Parents Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis. The information in …

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Helping Refugee Children and Parents Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

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. For more general recommendations on supporting your …

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Helping Your Clients Navigate Economic Hardship During the COVID-19 Crisis

While resettlement staff may have the option of working from home, many clients do not. Many industries in which our clients work have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, for many clients, this will mean reduced hours or even loss of employment. As clients face challenges related to employment and reach out to you with questions, we want to help you be prepared. Here are some resources to get you started on helping clients to understand their rights and access federal and state benefits, as well as information about other non-governmental resources.

Making Remote Work Successful: Tips for Employees Working Remotely

Remote work is a growing reality for organizations around the world. It presents a challenge, but it also presents an opportunity. With the right tools, approaches, and habits, individuals and teams working remotely can be even more productive than teams who work together in the same location. This post offers tips to employees working remotely. …

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Making Remote Work Successful: Tips for Managing Remote Workers & Teams

The need to create teams of employees who can work together effectively across locations and distances is a growing reality for organizations around the world. It presents a challenge, but it also presents an opportunity. With the right tools, approaches, and habits, individuals and teams working remotely can be even more productive than teams who …

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Making Remote Work Successful: 6 Tips for Being IT-Ready to Work from Home

Remote work is a growing reality for organizations around the world. It presents a challenge, but it also presents an opportunity. With the right tools, approaches, and habits, individuals and teams working remotely can be even more productive than teams who work together in the same location. This post offers tips to employees working remotely. …

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A Round-Up of Multilingual Resources on COVID-19

Last updated: April 3, 2020. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is “an ongoing outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. [The disease caused by …

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On World Day against Trafficking, a Round-up of Anti-Trafficking Resources

Did you know that July 30th is World Day against Trafficking in Persons?  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime chose “responding to the trafficking of children and young people” and “highlighting the importance of government action,” as the focus areas of 2019’s World Day. To mark this day, Switchboard is highlighting anti-trafficking resources …

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Why We Should Have Developed our Logic Model before Our Project Narrative — Not the Other Way Around

This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. It’s tempting to start out program design by drafting a narrative. After all, we know what we want to do, many approvals may be needed, and deadlines are looming! But …

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