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Toolkit: Refugees and the U.S. Child Welfare System: A Toolkit for Service Providers

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: October 2, 2006
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Guardianship
This toolkit serves to: Be a training guide for refugee resettlement staff to improve their understanding of how the child welfare system works, and how to access and assist clients in obtaining services. Provide a common vocabulary of child welfare terms, enabling refugee resettlement staff to make appropriate referrals for child welfare services. Dispel misconceptions …

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Toolkit: Enhancing Child Care for Refugee Self-Sufficiency: A Training Resource 

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: August 8, 2006
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This resource contains information, reference materials, and sample training modules for employment specialists and case managers. It is designed to help agencies increase their capacity to serve refugee clients and provide them with a spectrum of child care options. Information is also relevant to program directors to assess if adequate internal processes are operating to …

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Toolkit: Growing Up in a New Country: A Positive Youth Development Toolkit for Working with Refugees and Immigrants 

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: June 28, 2006
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This toolkit pulls together articles, resources and programs which can assist agencies in adopting a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach to working with newcomer youth. Mainstream and newcomer service providers alike should benefit from these resources and examples of promising practices in youth programming.

Guide: Culture and Trauma Brief: Promoting Culturally Competent Trauma-Informed Practices

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: November 17, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This report highlights the need for clinicians and policy makers to understand the links between trauma and culture. It outlines cultural competence in trauma treatments and practices to encompass race, ethnicity, immigrant status, sexuality, urbanity and rurality, and disability. Data from the National Child Traumatic Stress Core Data Set are summarized, demonstrating the significant differences …

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Archived Webinar: Understanding How an Immigrant Family Navigates Family Trauma

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 11, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar discusses how the intersection of complex trauma, development, and culture creates a foundation for effective case planning, treatment, and intervention. Using a case study of a refugee, this webinar shares strategies for identifying the developmental and cultural needs of an immigrant client, and recognizing facilitators and barriers for healing from complex trauma.

Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 11, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar series covers the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. The series features diverse expertise from the fields of refugee and migrant health, cultural studies, mental health, early childhood development, childhood traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems of care, and secondary traumatic stress. Webinars include: Culture, the Migration Journey, Trauma …

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Video: Children of War: A Video for Educators

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: January 1, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This video presents five adolescent refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, and Somalia who tell their stories of war, traumatic loss, and relocation to the United States in the play Children of War.  There is also an accompanying resource guide that includes discussion questions, suggestions about ways schools and teachers can help refugee …

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Guide: Building Bridges – a Guide to Planning and Implementing Cross-Service Training

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: July 6, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide was created to communicate lessons learned from cross-service trainings held in St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA that brought together service providers from a variety of agencies to explore possibilities that would strengthen service capacity in their communities. It is intended to guide readers through the process of developing local cross-service trainings and …

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Tip Sheet: Talking to Children about War and Terrorism 

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: February 19, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource provides parents and caregivers with information about how to talk to children about war and terrorism. It offers tips on planning before you talk to children, talking to children of different ages, monitoring children’s exposure to the media, sharing your own opinions and beliefs, recognizing which children may need special attention, and supporting …

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Guide: Review of Child and Adolescent Refugee Mental Health 

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: January 14, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource gives an overview of child and adolescent refugee mental health. This white paper offers providers information on phases of the refugee experience, stressors affecting refugee children, coping and protecting children from stress, common stress reactions and outcomes, intervention for refugee children and families, and implications for working with refugees.