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This library hosts materials developed by Switchboard and by former Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded technical assistance (TA) providers (most in fiscal years 2016-2018, with selected earlier materials). This library links materials externally where: their formats were incompatible with internal hosting; they were developed by current ORR-funded TA providers; or they were developed by non-ORR funded authors who granted permission for the links.

Author Definitions

BRYCS
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
CLINIC
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. National Citizenship Capacity Building Project
CVT
Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers
Higher
Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance
Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing Refugee Housing Program
META
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance Project
NPCT
National Partnership for Community Training Mental Health Technical Assistance Program
Project SOAR
Project for Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees
RHTAC
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Welcoming America
Welcoming America's Welcoming Refugees Program
Other
Authors not receiving technical assistance funding from ORR

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Webinar – Partnering with Schools to Provide Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments for Refugee Students

Archived Webinar
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2019
Topic(s): Child and Youth Development
Subtopic(s): Child Wellbeing, Youth Education, Youth Wellbeing

This webinar was presented by Laura Gardner of Gardner & Associates. By the end of this 60-minute session, you will be able to: Describe the increase in bias and hate incidents towards students in schools; Give examples of ways in which refugee resettlement agencies can proactively partner with school districts to promote safety and inclusiveness; …

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Animated Video – What is Technical Assistance (TA?)

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Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 17, 2019
Topic(s): Organizational Development

You might have heard that Switchboard provides technical assistance to Office of Refugee Resettlement-funded organizations. But what is technical assistance, anyway? Watch this short video to find out.

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Toolkit – Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the Field on Managing, Analyzing, and Using Data to Improve Refugee Programs

Toolkit
Author(s): Other, Switchboard
Date: September 11, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Evaluation and Research, Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence

Switchboard contracted with the Urban Institute for the development of this toolkit.  Data and evidence can play a critical role in program management if those data are designed, collected, and analyzed with programming goals in mind and grounded in the reality of how programs work. As state refugee coordinators (SRCs) manage and coordinate refugee services, …

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Info Guide – Overcoming Barriers to Adult Education: Strengths-based Strategies for Effective Enrollment and Retention

Guide
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 6, 2019
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills

Education and learning are important to all people striving to attain their goals life. For refugees and other ORR-eligible adults, it is essential to rebuilding a stable and fulfilling life in the United States. As such, many organizations that serve refugees are striving to help their adult clients continue their education, including English Language Proficiency …

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Webinar – Access to Mental Health Services for Refugees and Other Vulnerable Immigrants in the U.S.: Overcoming Barriers and Strengthening Enabling Factors

Archived Webinar
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 30, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare

This webinar was presented by Suzan Song, MD, MPH, PhD; Director, Child/Adolescent & Family Psychiatry, George Washington University; Humanitarian protection adviser. By the end of this 60-minute session, you will be able to: Summarize what the research says about barriers and enablers to refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants engaging with mental health care; Describe …

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Info Guide – Access to Mental Health Services For Refugees and Other Vulnerable Immigrants in the U.S.

Guide
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 29, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness

This information guide provides evidence-based recommendations for service providers working to improve refugees’ access to mental health services across these levels. This content is based on a narrative review of the literature conducted by Switchboard in 2019.

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Webinar – Demystifying Strengths-Based Services to Foster Refugees’ Resilience

Archived Webinar
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 21, 2019
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Case Management

This webinar was presented by Julie A. Tippens, DrPH, Assistant Professor of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Peggy Fulda, MSW, LCSW, MPH, Clinician Lead at Lutheran Community Services Northwest; and Mahad Hassan, BA, Culturally Specific Certified Peer Specialist and Program Coordinator, Peer Training Program at Lutheran Community Services Northwest.  By …

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4 Tips for Effective Employer Conversations

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Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 20, 2019
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Partnerships

Watch this 3-minute video to learn about 4 tips for approaching prospective employer partners about hiring refugees. The video covers the process of initiating contact with prospective employer partners, how to approach a first meeting, and building a productive partnership. 

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Info Guide – Demystifying Strengths-Based Services: Fostering Refugees’ Resilience in Resettlement

Guide
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 15, 2019
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Case Management

Recognizing the inherent strengths of refugee individuals, families, and communities is an important starting point for health, social work, and human service professionals. This brief information guide aims to equip those working in U.S. refugee resettlement with evidence-informed strategies to deliver strengths-based programming.

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Webinar – Evidence Based Refugee Youth Mentoring: Essential Ingredients!

Archived Webinar
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 1, 2019
Topic(s): Child and Youth Development
Subtopic(s): Child Wellbeing, Youth Wellbeing

This webinar was presented by Sara Rowbottom, Technical Advisor for Education and Youth at the International Rescue Committee and by Ashmeet Oberoi, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Miami.   By the end of this 60-minute session, you will be able to: Describe key findings from the evidence-base for youth mentoring programs; Identify critical features …

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