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: Responding to Questions and Concerns about the COVID-19 Vaccine, Including During Ramadan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This blog post features tips and resources to help refugee service providers address questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. It includes customizable communications templates and campaigns, responses to common client questions, videos addressing concerns about vaccines and Ramadan, and more!

Guide: Supporting Clients During Times of Economic Hardship

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Development, Job Readiness
Lean economic times, which bring increased competition for fewer job openings, can be particularly challenging for clients and the employment staff helping to facilitate the job search process. How can you continue to uncover meaningful career opportunities for clients and even strengthen your employer connections when the economy is struggling? This guide offers practical suggestions and …

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Poster with COVID illustrations

Tip Sheet: What to Do if You are Sick

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet provides steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community if you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Steps include staying home except to get medical care, separating yourself from other people in your home, calling ahead …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.  As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. …

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Tool or Template: COVID-19 Vaccine Poster Kit

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: April 7, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This template is designed for refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) community members to create posters with the goal of raising awareness of, and confidence in, COVID-19 vaccines. The template includes a video tutorial, links to image libraries, and other customizable features to ensure the posters resonate with the communities they are designed for. NRC-RIM has …

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Guide: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 5, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships to help meet your goals for refugee inclusion. This guide describes strategies for meaningfully re-engaging public-sector stakeholders, whether you are looking to collaborate with public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This …

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Podcast: Leading during Times of Transition: The National View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kay Bellor, Independent Consultant, and Hans Van de Weerd, Vice President of Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration at the International Rescue Committee, discuss leadership strategies that have been effective over the past several years. They consider challenges such as the dramatic reduction of the U.S. resettlement program, the COVID-19 …

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Evidence Summary: What works to build welcoming and inclusive communities?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Safety
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the available interventions for building inclusive communities and their effectiveness. It examines contact-based interventions, bystander interventions, and youth-focused interventions. It also includes implications for practice and research.

Blog Post: Persevering during Times of Transition: Lessons from Leaders across the Resettlement Field

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
Strategic and everyday tactical leadership is critical to any organization, but confronting change as a leader can require new and different approaches. I recently interviewed leaders from several sectors working within refugee resettlement to learn how they had confronted the challenges of the past years. This blog post includes several areas of action based on their strategies.

Poster: COVID-19 Vaccine Social Media Graphics

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: March 26, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These social media graphics, developed by International Rescue Committee, contain quick facts about the  COVID-19 vaccine in 15 languages. They do not contain logos, organizations are able to add their own image in order to customize the document. These graphics are available in Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, French, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Nepali, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, …

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