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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.
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Guide: Welcome to Your New Home – An Illustrated Guide

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: December 8, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
This comprehensive housing orientation workbook contains large, brightly colored illustrations of “do’s” and “don’ts”. The booklet addresses apartment maintenance, safety and security, mail and notices, being a good neighbor and energy conservation. It is available in twelve languages.

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

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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 (UC)

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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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Tool or Template: Brochure – Renting Housing in the United States – A Guide for New Americans

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: April 15, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
The first step to being a successful renter is understanding your rights and responsibilities. Renting Housing in the United States: A Guide for New Americans is a three-fold brochure that provides useful tips on what you need to know to obtain and maintain rental housing. The information is essentially a very condensed version of that …

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Tool or Template: Brochure – A Landlord’s Guide to Renting to Refugees

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: April 8, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
Renting to Refugees: A Landlord’s Guide is an informative brochure designed to be given to landlords. It describes why refugees are good renters, identifies resettlement resources of interest to property managers, and provides tips on problem solving issues between property managers and refugees.

Tip Sheet: Active Tuberculosis (TB) Disease

Author(s): State of Minnesota Department of Health
Date: February 14, 2005
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Tuberculosis
This fact sheet gives general information about active tuberculosis (TB) disease including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
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Video: Children of War: A Video for Educators

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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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