Mental Health and Wellness

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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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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Laughter and Trauma

This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. For ten years, I served refugees at administrative and policy levels. I missed working with clients, but I feared vicarious traumatization (being negatively impacted from the heavy weight of experiencing traumatic …

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