We have curated a multimedia library of content developed both by Switchboard and by former ORR-funded TA providers. You can browse the library by resource type, view a full list of uploads, or use the search area to access content by topic, author, year, and more.

Archived Webinar: Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Cultural and Religious Considerations – Module 3

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 20, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on September 20, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session four of a five part series. This video …

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Toolkit: Understanding, Raising, and Documenting the Match

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 20, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
This toolkit was designed specifically as a foundational resource for new staff, interns, and volunteers who support your agency’s Matching Grant (MG) program. Readers will develop a working knowledge of the match requirement, think through strategies for raising match, and review guidance for accurately documenting match.  In addition to the toolkit, you can find an …

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Tip Sheet: Monkeypox (MPV) What You Need to Know

Author(s): State of Washington Department of Health
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Monkeypox
This tip sheet, created by the Washington State Department of Health, provides clients with information regarding monkeypox and is available in 13 languages. 

Blog Post: Resource List: Serving Ukrainian Newcomers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
In early 2022, President Biden announced that the United States would welcome 100,000 Ukrainian newcomers and others affected by the Russian invasion that took place in February. The resettlement network is working to support Ukrainians by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This blog post, created …

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E-learning: Toxic Stress and Well-Being Among Students Affected by Forced Migration

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This course, created by the International Rescue Committee, addresses common experiences associated with forced migration, how toxic stress affects children and youth, and key ways that effects of toxic stress can be mitigated within Healing Learning Spaces, including classrooms, schools, and out-of-school time program environments. Take this Course  

Toolkit: English Learner Family Toolkit 

Author(s): National Clearinghouse for Language Acquisition
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The English Learner Family Toolkit was created to help families choose education services that meet their child’s needs. U.S. educators, elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, and other school staff can also share the toolkit as a resource for English learners and their families.

Video: Coping with Grief and Loss

Author(s): The KonTerra Group
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
This resource, created by The KonTerra Group, explains ways to help you cope with the grieving process due to the loss of someone or something you care about. 

Guide: Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families

Author(s): Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families, a new resource from REL Northwest, provides answers to many questions newcomer families typically have about the U.S. school system. Specifically, the guide (which is available in four languages) offers research-based guidance on the registration process, how families can get involved in their …

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Archived Webinar: Asylum 101 for Representing Afghan Parolees

Author(s): American Bar Association, HIAS
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This webinar, hosted by HIAS and the American Bar Association, provides best practices for legal representation when representing Afghan parolees.

Archived Webinar: Asylum for Afghans 202: Anatomy of the Asylum Interview

Author(s): American Bar Association, HIAS
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This webinar, hosted by HIAS and the American Bar Association, gives an overview of the barriers to asylum for Afghan nationals. This is part two of two.