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.

Blog Post: Partnering with School Districts during COVID-19: Tips for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, COVID-19, Partnerships
Partnerships between school districts and refugee service providers have always been important, but they have become vital during COVID-19. This blog post includes some general tips for refugee service providers seeking to build productive partnerships with school districts.
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Tip Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccines

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: March 3, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These fact sheets about the COVID-19 vaccines are available in English and 21 other languages. Fact sheets were translated by NRC-RIM and were completed by professional translators and went through a rigorous review process that involved linguists, as well as people in the target communities. The fact sheets use text and images to explain what …

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Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Employment Rights
This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of resources to share with employers. Immigration statuses discussed include: …

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Blog Post: You Asked, We Acted: New Features on the Switchboard Website

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion
Switchboard is continually seeking feedback on how we can improve our services. Among the recommendations for improvement that we received through our most recent program evaluation, there were several suggestions for our website. We are pleased to announce several new updates that were informed by these suggestions.

Archived Webinar: Overcoming COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Immigrant Communities

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: February 18, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
While efforts to administer the COVID-19 vaccine are ramping up across the country, there is a dramatic rise in misinformation being shared. As a result, many individuals and families are hesitant to receive the vaccine, and this is especially true in many immigrant communities.  Welcoming America has responded to this crisis with a webinar made …

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Toolkit: Community-led Messaging for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Author(s): NRC-RIM, University of Minnesota
Date: February 12, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Contact tracing is a critical tool in our collective approach to ending the pandemic. This toolkit was designed to support leaders with expertise and extensive knowledge of their communities to create a customized contact tracing messaging campaign that is rooted in that community’s values, motivations, and realities. We know that customized health communications that are …

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Archived Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines: A National Learning Session from the Frontlines of Refugee, Migrant, and Immigrant Health

Author(s): Migrant Clinicians Network
Date: February 11, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Migrant Clinicians Network addresses the issues of ensuring that COVID-19 vaccines reach immigrant communities and farmworkers and their families. Watch their national learning session to share experiences from the frontline of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and initiatives to reach disenfranchised and vulnerable populations. The diverse faculty discusses best practices, challenges and lessons learned in order to …

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Video: What is Contact Tracing?

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC), NRC-RIM
Date: February 9, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The “What is Contract Tracing?” video series was developed by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants. The IRC started with a CDC infographic on the topic of contact tracing. The infographic was shared with bilingual and bicultural community members and IRC staff who made recommendations for …

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Video: Substance Abuse Disorder

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Date: February 3, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This animated video explains what to do if you or someone you know needs help with substance abuse problems. It defines terms including substance abuse disorder, withdrawal, and overdose. It explains how to get help, that getting better can take a long time, and that needing help is normal.

E-learning: Working with Interpreters during Case Investigation and Contact Tracing

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC), NRC-RIM
Date: February 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The National Resource Center for COVID-19 among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) is focused on contact tracing, mitigation, and prevention activities. They are funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Organization for Migration to provide assistance and resources to state and local health departments working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant …

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